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IGHTH REPORT 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA 
UTILITIES COMMISSION 



JANUARY 1, 1949 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1950 



EIGHTH REPORT 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA 
UTILITIES COMMISSION 



JANUARY 1, 1949 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1950 



Printed by 

WINSTON PRINTING COMPANY 

Winston-Salem, N. C, U. S. A. 




^ortf| Carolina ^tilitita Commtssion 
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December 30, 1950 



To His Excellency, W, Kerr Scott 
Goremor of North Carolina 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Dear Governor Scott: 

The North Carolina Utilities Corndssion has the honor to submit a 
progress report of its activities from January 1, 1949. Its last report, 
covering the years 1947 and 1948, consisted of a volume of 850 pages in 
which 733 orders or decisions made by the Commission during that biennium 
were set out in full. The Ccsamission ordered 1,000 copies of the last 
report, practically all of which have been distributed. That report cost 
the State for printing and binding $3,565.58. 

It will be noted that this report does not contain the complete 
decisions of the Ccraoission since they have so increased in number and in 
length that the cost of printing them in full would far exceed the present 
appropriation for that purpose. It is the opinion of the Ccnmission that 
its decisions should be made available to the public in carefully indexed 
bound volumes, published at such intervals as the accumulation of decisions 
warrant. It is also the considered judgment of the Camnission that a prog- 
ress report should be made annually to the Governor, giving such facts, 
data and statistical information as will show the nature and extent of the 
seirvices rendered by public service companies and the progress made by the 
Conmission in the discharge of its duties. Such is the purpose of the re- 
port submitted herewith. 



Very respectfully. 



Chief CXeri5 




NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION 

Stanley Winborne, Chairman 

Fred C. Hunter, Commissioner Edward H. McMahan, Commissioner 

Joshua S. James, Commissioner Harry T. Westcott, Commissioner 

Myrtha Fleming 
Chief Clerk 

John Hill Paylor 
Assistant Attorney General Assigned to the Commission 

Vern W. Chase, Telephone Engineer 
John T. Armstrong, Senior Investigator 

ViRL L. Choate, Director, Accounting 

Hardy D. Dudley, Assistant Director, Accounting 

Dorothy B. Austell, Budget Officer 

Broadus Glover, Director, Motor Freight Transportation 
D. W. Merritt, Associate Rate Specialist 

Eugene A. Hughes, Jr., Director, Motor Passenger Transportation 

L. M. Keever, Electrical Engineer 

Edgar Womble, Consultant 
Director, Gas and Water Companies 

H. M. Nicholson, Director, Traffic Department 

Parks M. Low, Assistant Director, Traffic Department 

Julian Howard Hayes, Associate Rate Specialist 

Mary Shaw, Director, Insurance and Registration 
Grace Grantham, Assistant 



Reporters 

Mrs. Mattie Lee Simmons 
Portia Bonner Whitley 

Secretaries and Clerks 

Mary Alice Adams 
Mrs. Joy W. Britt 

Sophia Busbee 

Aimee E. Covington 

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Duke 

Catherine Hall 

Mrs. Lois P. Hardee 

I. H. HiNTON 

Mrs. Daphne T. Lovelace 

Mrs. Gertrude M. Newman 

Anne Lydia Olive 

Madora Ella Powell 

Mrs. Hattie B. Smith 

Mrs. Frances B. Taylor 

Mrs. Thomas G. Wicker 

Motor Vehicle Inspectors 

Clarence M. Bogan 

Homer W. Brookshire 

Charles H. Cox 

D. Doug Davis 

Charles J. Hill 

W. Hampton McSwain 

K. S. Powers 

P. S. Simmons 

J. W. Smith 

A. Carlton Taylor 

William C. Twiddy 

C. B. Wade 



CONTENTS 

Page 
Introduction 9 

Division of Motor Passenger Transportation 

Summary 13 

Statistics 14 

Orders 15 

Division of Motor Freight Transportation 

Summary -. 26 

Statistics 28 

General Order 29 

Orders 30 

Traffic Department 

Summary 59 

Orders 63 

Telephone Division* 

Summary 71 

Statistics 72 

Orders 76 

Electrical Division 

Summary 83 

Statistics 84 

Orders 89 

Gas, Water and Telegraph Service 

Gas : Summary, Statistics, Orders 93 

Water : Summary, Statistics, Orders 96 

Telegraph : Summary, Statistics, Order 98 

Housing Authority : Summary, Orders 101 

Miscellaneous Orders 101 

Division of Accounting 

Summary 105 

Budget ; Fees 109 

Cases on Appeal 

To Superior Court 113 

To Supreme Court 116 



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INTRODUCTION 

At the beginning- of the 1949 Session of the General Assembly, the Gov- 
ernor gave the impetus and the Legislature provided the means for in- 
creasing the personnel and reorganizing the Commission. The Commission 
was increased from three to five members. A director of accounting, an 
electrical engineer, a telephone engineer and a director of motor passenger 
transportation were added to its staff during 1949. Its personnel was in- 
creased from 36 on January 1, 1949, to 52 on October 10, 1950, the date 
the compilation of this report was completed. 

As reorganized, the Commission now consists of an Accounting Division, 
an Electrical Division, a Telephone Division, a Traffic Division, a Motor 
Passenger Division and a Motor Freight Division. Brief discussions of the 
functions and activities of each of these divisions are submitted in this 
report. 

The powers and duties of the Commission extend to all matters affecting 
the services and the rates and charges of 34 railroads now operating in the 
State, 23 electric power and light companies, 56 telephone companies, 5 gas 
companies, 8 water companies, 138 motor carriers of passengers and 502 
motor carriers of property. 

The Commission is delegated with Supervisory Power over all utilities 
and public services in the State. Those under its supervision are as follows : 

1. Railroads, street railways, steamboats, canals, express and sleep- 
ing car companies; all persons, firms or corporations engaged in 
the carrying of fi-eight or passengers or otherwise engaged as a 

^ common carrier. 

2. Telephone and telegraph companies and all other companies en- 
gaged in the transmission of messages; all firms and individuals 
owning or operating telephone or telegraph lines in the State. 

3. Electric light, power, water and gas companies; corporations 
other than such as are municipally owned or conducted (munici- 
pal water companies must now be granted a certificate of con- 
venience and necessity to begin operations) ; all other companies, 
corporations or individuals engaged in furnishing, transmitting 
or selling electricity, electric light current or power. 

4. Pipe lines originating in North Carolina for the transportation 
of petroleum products. 

5. All water power and hydroelectric companies or corporations 
doing business in this State. 

6. Flume companies, corporations other than municipal corporations, 
and individuals owning or operating public sewerage systems in 
the State. 

7. Housing authorities, the issuance of certificates of convenience 
and necessity. 



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This report, covering the eighteen month period from January 1, 1949 
through June 30, 1950, is organized around the divisions of the Commission. 
A brief statement summarizes the activities of each department. Following 
each summary are statistics and a record of the orders issued by the Com- 
mission as they relate to that division. This list has been compiled for a 
four-fold purpose: first, to indicate the activity of the Commission in 
formal proceedings alone; secondly, to show the activity of the Commission 
toward each utility; thirdly, to summarize the subjects and decisions of 
the orders for a ready reference; and, finally, to serve as a guide to the 
Commission's files. 

Following the report of the divisions is the budget for the biennium 
1949-1951 and a report of the fees collected in the clerk's office from July 1, 
1949 to July 1, 1950. 

A record of appeals from the decisions of the Commission composes the 
final section of the report. The decisions of the courts to which the cases 
were appealed are included if they were made before July, 1950. 



DIVISION OF MOTOR PASSENGER 
TRANSPORTATION 



REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE DIVISION OF 
MOTOR PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION 

The Division of Motor Passenger Transportation was set up by the 
Commission on September 1, 1949, one month prior to the effective date 
of the Bus Act of 1949. The personnel consisted of a director and one 
secretary until July 15, 1950, when the Inspection Division, with its twelve 
inspectors, was placed under the supervision of this department subject 
to special work assigned to them by the Commission or other division heads. 

The almost immediate advent of the Bus Act, which replaced nearly all 
of the old statutes relating to bus regulation, created a tremendous task 
for the new division at the very beginning. Acquainting the carriers with 
the many changes in the statutes and answering the heavy volume of cor- 
respondence which resulted became its first responsibility. In addition, the 
Act contains a provision which made it necessary to issue new certificates 
in lieu of all those outstanding on the effective date of the Act. The 
preparation of the new certificates required considerable research into the 
records of the Commission. Each route description was carefully examined 
for errors. This necessitated many corrections or complete revisions in 
order to show operations as actually maintained. 

The Commission has complete regulatory control over the services, rates 
and equipment of all the regulated carriers operating in the State. It is 
required to hear and pass upon all applications for new routes, extensions, 
suspensions of service, time schedules, proposed rate increases, lease and 
operating agreements, complaints, protests, controversies and all other mat- 
ters affecting public interest. Since the reorganization of this division it 
has handled practically all phases of motor passenger transportation, and 
it has the responsibility of receiving and handling to conclusion all such 
details requiring formal action by the Commission. 

This division is also charged with the enforcement of the Rules and 
Regulations of the Commission as promulgated for the administration and 
enforcement of the Bus Act. This included the regulations with respect to 
registration of rolling equipment, insurance, rates and charges, time sched- 
ules, identification of vehicles, bus stations, tickets, baggage and safety. 
The safety requirements of the Commission are vigorously enforced. The 
buses of regulated carriers are under the constant surveillance of the field 
force, and equipment judged to be unsafe is removed from service until 
the deficiencies are corrected or safe equipment substituted. 

Some idea of the size of the bus industry in North Carolina may be 
gained from the fact that 135 carriers operating 1,953 buses grossed an 
estimated $31,000,000.00 for the twelve month period from July 1, 1949 
to July 1, 1950. During this same period 104,000,000 miles were operated 
and 117,500,000 passengers were transported. Intra-state investments of 
the regulated carriers on July 1, 1950 amounted to $22,500,000.00. 

Although this particular division did not function as such until Sep- 
tember 1, 1949, for the sake of uniformity the data presented below has 
been compiled for the period January 1, 1949 to July 1, 1950. 



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N. C. Utilities Commission 



Formal Proceedings Before the Commission 

Applications for Common Carrier Certificates (granted) . . 37 

Applications for Amendments to Certificates (granted)... 17 

Applications Denied or Dismissed 12 

Applications Withdrawn 5 

Franchise Cancellations 13 

Sales and Transfers 19 

Lease Agreement Applications t approved) 24 

Show Cause Orders 10 

Rate Applications 7 

Franchise Abandonments 8 

Suspension of Operations 5 

Application for Self-Insurance 1 

Application for Broker's License 1 

Miscellaneous 26 

Total 185 

Pending Proceedings (July 1, 1950) 55 

In addition to the above proceedings, 140 carriers, operating under the 
Exemption Section of the Bus Act, have been issued Certificates of Ex- 
emption by the Commission. These carriers are engaged almost exclusively 
in the transportation of industrial workers to and from their places of 
employment. 



Inspection Report (January 1, 1949-July 1, 1950) 



1. Bus Station Inspections: 

Number 7,266 

Passed 7,040 

Failed 226 

2. Railroad Station Inspections: 

Number 1,911 

Passed 1,836 

Failed 75 

3. Buses Inspected: 

Number 35,164 

Passed 31,951 

Failed 3,213 

4. Trucks Inspected: 

Number 6,090 

Passed 5,351 

Failed 739 

5. Buses and Trucks Grounded: 
Number 644 

6. Observation Checks: 
Number 4,506 

7. Bus Schedules Investigated: 

Number 883 

Approved 857 

Rejected 26 

8. Traffic Checks: 

Number 6,907 



9. Special Investigations : 

Bus Companies 845 

Truck Companies 957 

Railroads 51 

Telephones 320 

Other 245 

10. Miles Traveled by Inspectors: 

Bus 145,353 

Railroad 1,591 

Car 546,368 



11. 



Total 693,312 

New or Remodeled Bus Stations 
Approved by the Commission: 

Albemarle Murphy 

Burgaw Nashville 

Concord Roxboro 

Fayetteville Scotland Neck 

Fremont Shelby 

Hickory Tarboro 

Kernersville Thomasville 

Lexington Rocky Mount 

Marion Waynesville 
Mount Airy 



Division of Motor Passenger Transportation 15 

FRANCHISE CERTIFICATES GRANTED 

B-3; Asheboro Coach Co., T. E. McGill, t/a, Asheboro; Feb. 2, 1950. 
4712; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va.; Aug;. 5, 1949. 
B-152; Bladen Coach Co., W. N. Butler, t/a, Bladenboro; Jan. 25, 1950. 
4251 and 4319; R. A. Bowling-, Durham, Docket No. 4251, Granted; Greens- 
boro-Fayetteville Bus Line, Inc., Docket No. 4319, Denied; Mar. 17, 1949. 
4661; City Bus Lines, Virgil O'Dell and Frank Ashe, d/b/a, Murphy; June 

10, 1949. 
B-23, Sub. 2; City Rapid Transit Co., Fayetteville ; Apr. 7, 1950. 
4595; Cherokee Strip Bus Line, Fairmont; Apr. 7, 1949. 
B-156; Columbus Transit Co., Inc,. Lumberton; May 8, 1950. (James, Com- 
missioner, Dissenting-.) 
4664; Durham-Dunn Bus Co., Fuquay Springs; Apr. 27, 1949; Supple- 
mental Order, June 10, 1949. 
4432; John S. Gurganus, Wiliamston; Aug. 18, 1949. 
B-155; Laurinburg Bus Service, D. E. Cannon, t/a, Laurinburg; May 8, 

1950. (James, Commissioner, Dissenting.) 
B-150; Lewis Green Bus Service, H. R. Lewis and Earl F. Green, t/a, Com- 
fort; Contract Carrier; Jan. 25, 1950 
4568; Montford's Cove Bus Line, Paul J. Story, d/b/a, Feb. 15, 1949; 

Amended Feb. 25,. 1949. 
B-175; Preston Moore, Raeford; Contract Carrier; May 29, 1950. 
B-136; Elva Morton, Sr., Pollocksville ; Contract Carrier; Feb. 10, 1950. 
4566; P & M Bus Co., J. S. Porter and J. C. Morrow, d/b/a, Henderson- 

ville; Apr. 27, 1949. 
B-164; Jim Phillips, Wolf Mountain; June 5, 1950. 
4729; Piedmont Bus Lines, S. C. Williams, d/b/a, Charlotte; Nov. 10, 1949; 

Amended, Nov. 16, 1949. 
4603; Porter Bus Line, Ahoskie, Apr. 7, 1949. ' 

B-69, Sub. 1; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte; June 5, 1950. 
B-69, Sub. 2; Queen City Coach Co.; June 7, 1950. 
B-69, Sub. 3; Queen City Coach Co.; June 7, 1950. 
B-69, Sub. 12; Queen City Coach Co.; Mar. 13, 1950. 
B-69, Sub. 13; Queen City Coach Co.; Mar. 7, 1950. 
B-69, Sub. 15; Queen City Coach Co.; June 5, 1950. 
B-142, Sub. 1; Russell J. Richardson, Graham; Feb. 9, 1950. 
B-160; Rouse Transportation Co., Roy L. Rouse, t/a, LaGrange; Contract 

Carrier; Feb. 13, 1950. 
B-177; Safeway Suburban Bus Line, Inc., Reidsville; June 15, 1950. 
B-158; Shawtown Bus Lines, W. A. Tucker, t/a, Lillington; Contract Car- 
rier; Feb. 14, 1950. 
4456; Smoky Mountain Stages, Inc., Asheville; Apr. 27, 1949. 
B-108; Swain Friendly Bus Service, The Rev. H. G. Swain, d/b/a, Windsor; 
Dec. 15, 1949, 



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B-163; Tarboro Bus Co., Inc., Tarboro; Mar. 1, 1950. 

B-94; Tri City Transportation Co., J. C. and Dewey Gilley, t/a, and d/b/a, 

Leaksville; Oct. 28, 1949. 
B-109; Union Coach Co., Margaret C. Winchester, t/a, Monroe; May 8, 

1950. 
B-130; David Vann, Warsaw; Contract Carrier; Jan. 25, 1950. 
B-162; Wadesboro Transit Co., T. E. McGill, t/a, Asheboro; Mar. 23, 1950. 
B-154; Ernest H. Watson, Kinston; Contract Carrier; Feb. 10, 1950. 

FRANCHISE CERTIFICATES AMENDED 

B-12; Brevard Bus Co., L. D. Martin, d/b/a, Brevard; Apr. 14, 1950; 

Corrected, Apr. 26, 1950. 
B-15, Sub 4; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh; 

and 
B-92; T & H Bus Line, Jack Cornelison, d/b/a, Thomasville ; May 9, 1950. 
4661; City Bus Lines, Virgil O'Dell and Frank Ashe, d/b/a, to Virgil 

O'Dell, d/b/a, Murphy; June 10, 1949. 
B-23; City Rapid Transit Co., A. T. Watson, d/b/a, Fayetteville ; Aug. 18, 

1949. 
B-38; Gate City Transit Lines, Inc., Greensboro; Feb. 1, 1950; Again, 

May 16, 1950. 
B-42; Hastings Bus Lines, Inc., Durham; Feb. 2, 1950. 
B-42, Sub. 2; Hastings Bus Lines, Inc.; Feb. 27, 1950. 
B-116, Sub. 1; Floyd Hill, New Bern; Contract Carrier; Feb. 2, 1950. 
B-67; Porter Bus Line, Ahoskie; Aug. 18, 1949. 
3352; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte; Feb. 16, 1949. 
4684; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte; Apr. 27, 1949. 
4632; Safeway Suburban Lines of Sanford, Inc.; Apr. 7, 1949. 
B-78; Safeway Transit Co., Wilmington; Feb. 3, 1950. 
B-78, Sub. 1; Safeway Transit Co., Wilmington; Feb. 3, 1950. 
B-82; Silver Fox Lines, Harvey E. Newman, t/a, Danville, Va., Nov. 5, 

1949. 

APPLICATIONS DENIED, DISMISSED 

B-15, Sub. 2; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh; Jan. 18, 1950 (James, Com- 
missioner, Dissenting) ; Modification, June 21, 1950. 

B-15, Sub. 3; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh, 
and 

B-69, Sub. 6; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte; July 23, 1949. 

B-16; Carolina Coach Co. of Va., Charlottesville, Va.; Oct. 31, 1949. 

4543; City Bus Co., Jack Bryson, d/b/a, Hendersonville ; Mar. 17, 1950. 

4543; City Bus Co., Jack Bryson, d/b/a, Hendersonville; Apr. 27, 1949. 

B-147, B-147, Sub. 1; Clinton Bus Lines, J. F. Reynolds and Hal Teachey, 
Jr., d/b/a, Clinton; May 5, 1950. 



Division of Motor Passenger Transportation 17 

B-165; Fairmont Transportation Co., J. A. Carter, d/b/a, Fairmont; May 

2, 1950. 
B-136; Elva Morton, Sr., Pollocksville ; Contract Carrier; Jan. 25, 1950. 
B-161; Fred Murrell, Kinston; Contract Carrier; May 2, 1950. 
B-69, Sub. 8; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte; Aug. 3, 1949. 
B-87; Statesville Motor Coach Co., Inc., Statesville; June 29, 1950. 
B-109; Union Coach Co., Margaret C. Winchester, t/a, Monroe; Jan. 31, 

1950. 

WITHDRAWALS APPROVED 

4533; Big Laurel Bus Line, Arnold R. Hensley and Donald Ingle, d/b/a, 
Asheville; Feb. 7, 1949. 

B-12; Brevard Bus Co., L. D. Martin, t/a, Brevard; June 12, 1950. 

B-149; Gillikin Bus Service, J. W. and Garland G. Gillikin, d/b/a. More- 
head City; Apr. 5, 1950. 

B-42, Sub. 1; Hastings Bus Lines, Inc., Durham; June 29, 1950. 

4626; M. J. Stewart, Sanford; Mar. 28, 1949. 

4303; Triangle Coach Co., J. E. Riggins, d/b/a. Concord; Mar. 28, 1950. 

CANCELLATIONS ORDERED 

B-1; R. T. Abbott, d/b/a, Smoky Mountain Stages, Inc., Bryson City; 

Apr. 20, 1950. 
B-132; J. C. Bratcher, Beulaville; Apr. 17, 1950. 
B-26; Colonial Bus Lines, Inc., Rocky Mount; June 7, 1950. 
4114; French Broad Bus Line, F. O. Edwards, t/a, Weaverville; June 2, 

1949. 
4480; Gate City Bus Co., Greensboro; June 21, 1950. 
B-139; Freddie Hall, Oriental; June 2, 1950. 
B-137; Matthew Eli Ingram, Willard; May 17, 1950. 
B-91; Swannanoa-Grovemont Bus Service, Roy L. Cooke, Horace P. Hol- 

combe and J. T. Dickerson, d/b/a, Swannanoa; Jan. 18, 1950. 
B-1; Smoky Mountain Stages, Inc., R. T. Abbott, d/b/a, Bryson City; Apr. 

20, 1950. 
4303; Triangle Coach Co., J. E. Riggins, d/b/a, Concord; Mar. 28, 1950. 
3452; A. A. White, Bladenboro; Aug. 18, 1949. 
4286; Wilson Transit Co., A. C. McKinnon and Rudolph Owens, d/b/a, 

Wilson; Jan. 24, 1949. 

SALES AND TRANSFERS APPROVED 

4700; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va.; certain operating 
rights to Parkway Bus Co., Inc., North Wilkesboro; Mar. 29, 1949. 

B-7, Sub. 4; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va.; purchase of 
certain operating rights from Durham-Dunn Bus Co., Stacey W. and 
Louis M. Wade, d/b/a, Fuquay Springs; Sept. 21, 1949. 



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B-30, Sub. 3; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh; certain operating rights to 

Durham-Dunn Bus Co., Fuquay Springs; Sept. 20, 1949. 
4663; City Bus Lines, Inc., Hickory, to Catawba Transit Co., Inc., J. M. 

Armes and Walker Geitner, Hickory; Feb. 21, 1949. 
2727 and 2772; O. M. Dillingham, one of the partners d/b/a Dillingham 

Bros., Barnardsville, partnership rights to Fred Haynes, W. S. Hyatt 

and Irene Dillingham, Barnardsville; Mar. 22, 1949. 
B-113; Luther V. Dixon, operating rights to E. L. Evans and E. B. Evans, 

Roxboro; Sept. 1, 1949. 
B-30, Sub. 3; Durham-Dunn Bus Co., Fuquay Springs, certain operating 

rights from Carolina Coach Co.; Sept. 20, 1949. 
B-113, Sub. 1; E. L. Evans, partnershsip rights to E. B. Evans, Roxboro; 

May 24, 1950. 
B-144, Sub. 1; Mrs. Essie Mae Fisher, New Bern, certain operating rights 

to Walter Coffey Boyd, Aurora; Jan. 10, 1950. 
B-178; Moses W. Green, New Bern, to Alonzo Glasper, New Bern; Feb. 21, 

1950. 
B-53; Manteo-Hatteras Bus Line, Ersie Midgett, d/b/a, Hatteras, to Hat- 

teras-Manteo Bus Line, Inc., Hatteras; Dec. 20, 1949. 
4660; Pullen Bus Line, C. T. Pullen, d/b/a, Burgaw, to Stacey W. and 

Louis M. Wade, d/b/a Durham-Dunn Bus Co., Fuquay Springs; Feb.. 

17, 1949. 
4614; Silver Fox Lines, Lewis B. Newman, d/b/a, Roxboro; Harvey E. 

and James H. Newman, administrators, to Harvey E. Newman, Danville, 

Va.; Jan. 10, 1949. 
B-171; Smithfield-Selma Bus Line, Earl Radford, d/b/a, Selma, to M. E. 

Underwood, Smithfield; Feb. 15, 1950. 
B-88; Suburban Bus Lines, H. F. Moore, d/b/a. High Point, to Johnson 

Bus Line, Roy Johnson, d/b/a. High Point; July 6, 1949. 
B-91; Swannanoa-Grovemont Bus Service, W. H. Pace and Paul W. Van- 
over, d/b/a, to Swannanoa-Grovemont Bus Service, Roy L. Cook, Horace 

P. Holcombe and J. D. Dickerson, d/b/a, Swannanoa; July 27, 1949. 
4691; Wallace Truck Co., H. L. Johnson, d/b/a, Wallace, to Queen City 

Coach Co., Charlotte; Mar. 17, 1949. 
4690; Yancey Bus Co., Edward Carl, Jack, and Mary Riddle, d/b/a, Burns- 

ville, to Leicester Bus Lines, Glenn Ray, d/b/a, and J. C. Ray; and 

J. C. Ray to Glenn Ray; Apr. 11, 1949. 

LEASES AND AGREEMENTS APPROVED 

B-1; R. T. Abbott, Bryson City, lessee of Smoky Mountain Stages, Inc., 

Asheville; June 15, 1949. 
3023; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va., lessor, to City Bus 

Co., Jack Bryson, d/b/a, Hendersonville ; Jan. 6, 1949. 
2539; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va., with Asheboro Coach 

Co., T. E. McGill, d/b/a, Asheboro; re: operating rights; Jan. 24, 1949. 



Division of Motor Passenger Transportation 19 

B-7, Sub. 2; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va., lessor; Lenoir 

Motor Coach Co., Lenoir, lessee; Aug. 18, 1949. 
B-7, Sub. 3; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va., lessor; States- 

ville Motor Coach Co., Statesville, lessee; Aug. 18, 1949. 
B-7, Sub. 5; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va., with Parkway 

Bus Co., North Wilkesboro; re: operating rights; Sept. 24, 1949. 
B-51; M & B Transit Lines, Inc., Burlington, with Carolina Coach Co., 

Raleigh; Jan. 31, 1950. 
4304; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte, lessor; Union Bus Line, V. C. 

Mullis, d/b/a, Matthews, lessee; Jan. 28, 1949. 
4443; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte, lessor; F & H Bus Co., C. A. 

Fesperman, d/b/a, Rockwell; Feb. 25, 1949. 
4192; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte, lessor; Burke Transit Co., Mor- 

ganton, lessee; Apr. 19, 1949. 
B-69, Sub. 9; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte, lessor; Albemarle-Badin 

Coach Co., Albemarle; July 29, 1949. 
B-69, Sub. 10; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte 

with 
R-8; Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad Co.; re: franchise rights; Feb. 28, 

1950. 
B-82, Sub. 1; Silver Fox Lines, Harvey E. Newman, t/a, Roxboro, with 

Virginia Stage Lines, Inc., Charlottesville; Oct. 13, 1949. 
4728; Smoky Mountain Stages, Inc., Asheville, lessor; Ecusta Bus Line, 

A. E. Hogsed and A. M. Paxton, Jr., d/b/a, Ecusta; May 4, 1949. 
4582; Smoky Mountain Stages, Inc., Asheville, lessor; Murphy-Franklin 

Bus Line, Cline E. McClure, d/b/a, Hayesville, lessee; May 23, 1949. 
B-1; Smoky Mountain Stages, Inc., Asheville, lessor, R. T. Abbott, Bryson 

City, lessee; June 15, 1949. 
B-84; Smoky Mountain Stages, Inc., Asheville, with American Bus Lines, 

Inc.; Jan. 4, 1950. 

SHOW CAUSE ORDERS ISSUED 

B-13; Jack Bryson, Asheville; Apr. 7, 1950. 

B-13, Sub. 1; Jack Bryson, Asheville; Apr. 19, 1950. 

B-15; Colonial Bus Lines, Inc., Rocky Mount; May 23, 1949. 

B-26; Colonial Bus Lines, Inc., Rocky Mount; Aug. 16, 1949; Again, Nov. 

9, 1949; Again, May 18, 1950. 
B-32; Englehard- Washington Bus Co., Mrs. S. M. Gibbs, d/b/a, Englehard; 

Jan. 27, 1950. 
B-153-A, Sub. 1 ; Aster Joines, West Jefferson ; Oct. 27, 1949. 
B-153-A, Sub. 2; E. F. Parsons, West Jefferson; Oct. 27, 1949. 

SHOW CAUSE ORDERS DISMISSED 

B-13; Jack Bryson, Asheville; June 16, 1950. 

B-13, Sub. 1; Jack Bryson, Asheville; June 16, 1950. 

B-15; Colonial Bus Lines, Inc., Rocky Mount; July 1, 1949. 



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AUTHORITY TO INCREASE FARES GRANTED 

B-24; City Transit Co., K. Herman Fulk, d/b/a, High Point; June 5, 1950. 

E-7, Sub. 1; Duke Power Co., Durham; Aug. 5, 1949. 

B-112; Safe Bus, Inc., Winston-Salem; Sept. 26, 1949. 

B-115; Safety Transit Co., M. B. McAuley and R. F. Hunt, t/a. Rocky 

Mount; Dec. 3, 1949. 
B-94, Sub. 1; Tri-City Transportation Co., J. C. and Dewey Gilley, t/a, 

Leaksville; May 25, 1950. 
B-95; Twin City Lines, Inc., C. W. Caudle, d/b/a, Winston-Salem; Jan. 9, 

1950. 
B-102, Sub. 1; White Transportation Co., Raleigh; Apr. 28, 1950. 

ABANDONMENT OF CERTAIN ROUTES ALLOWED 

4365; Nicholas Atamanchuk, Plymouth; in and around Plymouth; June 
1, 1949. 

B-7, Sub 7; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va., from Greens- 
boro to Mount Airy, May 17, 1950. 

4251; R. A. Bowling, Durham; June 17, 1949. 

3958; City Bus Service, L. B. Wynne, d/b/a, Washington; Mar. 21, 1949. 

B-15, Sub. 5; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh; Sept. 26, 1949. 

B-32; Englehard- Washington Bus Co., Mrs. S. M. Gibbs, d/b/a, Englehard; 
June 26, 1950. 

4461; Sharon Coach Co., Inc., Charlotte; Mar. 22, 1949. 

2832 and 3325; Virginia Stage Lines, Inc., Charlottesville, Va.; Apr. 5, 
1949. 

SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN OPERATIONS ALLOWED 

4251; R. A. Bowling, Durham; May 19, 1949. 

3746; Carolina Coach Co. of Va., Charlottesville, Va.; Jan. 14, 1949. 

B-168; City Bus Lines, Virgil O'Dell, t/a, Murphy; Entire Operations; 

Feb. 2, 1950. 
1602; Englehard- Washington Bus Co., Mrs. S. M. Gibbs, d/b/a, Englehard; 

July 27, 1949. 
B-45; Hunt's Bus Lines, O. S. Hunt, d/b/a, Lawndale; Aug. 19, 1949. 
B-64; Parkway Bus Co., North Wilkesboro; June 29, 1949. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

AUTHORITY TO SELF-INSURE GRANTED 

B-7, Sub. 6; Atlantic Greyhound Corp., Charleston, W. Va.; Jan. 10, 1950. 

PETITION DENIED 

4319 and 4251; Petition of Greensboro-Fayetteville Bus Line, Inc., Docket 
No. 4319, Denied; Application of R. A. Bowling, Durham, Docket No. 
4215, Approved; Mar. 17, 1949. 



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EXCEPTIONS OVERRULED 

4251; R. A. Bowling, Durham; May 19, 1949. 

REHEARINGS GRANTED 

4543; City Bus Co., Jack Bryson, t/a, Hendersonville ; June 2, 1950. 
4543; City Bus Co., Jack Bryson, t/a, Hendersonville; July 18, 1949. 

REHEARING CONTINUED 

4543; City Bus Co., Jack Bryson, t/a, Hendersonville; Sept. 7, 1949. 

MOTIONS TO DISMISS REHEARING DENIED 

4543; City Bus Co., Jack Bryson, t/a, Hendersonville; Oct. 3, 1949. 

TIME TO FILE PETITIONS EXTENDED 

B-15, Sub. 2; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh; July 11, 1950. 
B-15, Sub. 3; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh, 

and 
B-69, Sub. 6; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte; Aug. 4, 1949. 

TIME TO FILE BRIEFS EXTENDED 

B-147, B-147, Sub. 1; Clinton Bus Lines, Clinton; Jan. 12, 1950. 

REHEARING DENIED 

B-26; Colonial Bus Lines, Inc., Rocky Mount; June 14, 1950. 
B-38; Gate City Transit Lines, Inc., Greensboro; May 31, 1950. 

SUPPLEMENTAL ORDERS ISSUED 

4458; City Bus Co., Jack Bryson, d/b/a, Hendersonville; Jan. 31, 1949. 
B-23, Sub. 1; City Rapid Transit Co., A. T. Watson, d/b/a, Fayetteville ; 

Sept. 6, 1949. 
B-51; M & B Transit Lines, Burlington, and Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh; 

Feb. 15, 1950. 

PAYMENT IN FULL OF LOAN ACKNOWLEDGED 
3179; Colonial Bus Lines, Inc., Rocky Mount; Mar. 27, 1950. 

EXCEPTIONS ALLOWED 

B-15, Sub. 3; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh 

and 
B-69, Sub. 6; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte; Sept. 19, 1949. 



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CERTAIN SCHEDULES CANCELLED 

B-15, Sub. 3; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh 

and 
B-69, Sub. 6; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte; July 23, 1949. 

ACTION OF NOTICE OF APPEAL DENIED 

4543; City Bus Co., Jack Bryson, t/a, Hendersonville; Filed by P & M 
Bus Co.; Oct. 19, 1949. 

PUBLIC HEARING ORDERED 

E-7, Sub. 1; Duke Power Co., Durham; June 6, 1949. Increase in Fares 
Approved Aug. 5, 1949. 

CANCELLATION OF CERTAIN ROUTES 

B-32; Englehard- Washington Bus Co., Mrs. S. M. Gibbs, d/b/a, Englehard: 
Feb. 16, 1950. 

HEARING ON PETITION FOR REHEARING ORDERED 

4319; Greensboro-Fayetteville Bus Line, Inc.; by Queen City Coach Co., 
Charlotte; June 2, 1949. 

CHANGE IN TRADE NAME APPROVED 

B-45; Lawndale Bus Co., 0. S. Hunt, d/b/a, Lawndale, to Hunt's Bus 
Lines, 0. S. Hunt, d/b/a, Lawndale; Aug. 19, 1949. 

PETITION TO USE TRADE NAME GRANTED 

4641; Orchard Gap Transportation Co., Tommie Nixon, d/b/a, Mt. Airy; 
Jan. 28, 1949. 

BROKER'S LICENSE ISSUED 

B-179; Mrs. M. V. Harrell, Winston-Salem; May 9, 1950; Correction Order, 
Changing the Name to Mrs. V. H. Harrell, May 26, 1950. 

ABANDONMENT OF CERTAIN ROUTE ALLOWED, ADDITIONAL 
CERTIFICATE OF FRANCHISE GRANTED 

B-55; Mecklenburg Bus Lines, Inc., Charlotte; Nov. 15, 1949. 

OPERATIONS OF CHARTER TRIPS AND INTERMINGLING OF 
BUSES OF FORSYTH TRANSIT CO. CANCELLED 

B-64; Parkway Bus Co., North Wilkesboro; Dec. 21, 1949. 



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CERTAIN SCHEDULES CANCELLED 

B-15, Sub. 3; Carolina Coach Co., Raleigh 

and 
B-69, Sub. 6; Queen City Coach Co., Charlotte; July 23, 1949. 

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ZONES FIXED TO INCLUDE 
EXTENSION OF ROUTES 

B-112, Sub. 1; Safe Bus, Inc., Winston-Salem; Jan. 12, 1950. 

ASSIGNMENT OF FRANCHISE CERTIFICATE APPROVED 
3407; Suburban Transit Lines, Inc., Winston-Salem; Mar. 23, 1949. 

CORRECTION ORDERED 

3732; Wallace Bus Co., H. L. Johnson, d/b/a, Wallace; Mar. 5, 1949. 



DIVISION OF MOTOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION 



REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE 
MOTOR FREIGHT DIVISION 

The General Assembly of 1925, enacted legislation which was amended 
by the 1927 General Assembly for the purpose of regulating motor carrier 
transportation in intrastate commerce in North Carolina. The demand for 
this service grew so fast that many towns and communities soon found 
themselves entirely dependent upon motor carriers for their existence. 
Industry began to move to rural and urban locations where motor freight 
carriers were the first to arrive, until today North Carolina leads the 
South in manufacturing plants. 

The 1947 General Asembly found that existing motor freight legislation 
was outmoded and in no way met the needs of a fast growing industry on 
which North Carolina had so quickly learned to depend and the industrial 
wealth of the State found to its advantage to foster, preserve and protect. 
To this end, the Legislature of 1947 enacted what is today known as the 
North Carolina Truck Act, and it charged the Utilities Commission with 
the duty of regulating all intrastate motor freight transportation for 
compensation. 

At the time the Truck Act was passed an intolerable situation had de- 
veloped in North Carolina. Approximately 5,000 truck owners were oper- 
ating for hire over the public highways of the State. Of this number, 
approximately 60 carriers were operating under franchises granted by the 
Commission. Some 500 relatively large operators, some of whom had large 
fleets of trucks with warehouse and terminal facilities at many points, 
were performing substantially the same type of service as that performed 
by regulated franchise carriers. The remainder, or approximately 4,500 
truck owners, were small carriers operating locally as general handymen 
and whose operations did not seriously affect motor carrier regulation. So 
the State had some 60 motor freight carriers who were required to keep 
their equipment in reasonably safe condition; carry insurance for the pro- 
tection of the public; publish their rates and charges; collect neither more 
nor less than their published rates; keep their trucks moving regularly in 
the territory they were authorized to serve; and serve all. shippers alike 
without favor, preference or discrimination. Of the 500 or more unregulated 
carriers, some skipped and hopped at will from one section of the State to 
another. They hauled high rated commodities and left the less desirable 
freight for the regulated carriers who could not refuse it. They took the 
long hauls and the truck loads. They operated at will, observed approved 
rates at will, and paid claims at will. This condition was destroying the 
carriers themselves, as well as destroying transportation service to the 
public. 

Since this Act was passed, and as therein directed, the Commission has 
classified all intrastate for hire motor carriers of property, about 5,500 to 
date, into three classes: (1) common carriers, (2) contract carriers and 
(3) carriers whose for hire operations come within the exemptions set out 
in Section 4 of the Act. As required by statute, all for hire trucks have 
printed on both sides thereof the name and address of the operator, and 
a symbol which identifies the class of service in which the operator is 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 27 

authorized to engage. With very few exceptions, carriers have cooperated 
with the Commission in complying with the provisions of the Truck Act, 
and motor carrier service has become an integrated statewide transpor- 
tation system. 

Acting under Section 2 of the Truck Act, which gave the Commission 
full power and authority to administer and enforce the provisions of the 
Act and to make and enforce reasonable and necessary rules and regula- 
tions to that end, the Commission set up a Division of Motor Freight 
Transportation which is responsible for the enforcement of all rules and 
regulations pertaining to more than 500 regulated motor freight carriers. 

This Division has from January 1, 1949, through June 30, 1950, received 
and processed 63 applications, received and processed 29 cancellations of 
operators certificates for various causes, received and handled 64 with- 
drawals of applications, received and processed 37 applications for sale 
and transfer of operating authority, handled 4 leases and agreements for 
approval of the Commission, issued 47 show cause orders, dismissing 21, 
reinstated 12 applications, and handled 4 suspensions of operations for 
presentation to the Commission. 

Approximately 20 written complaints are investigated and handled daily, 
with several each day by telephone. In addition, conferences are held daily 
with shippers, consignees and the general public regarding service, claims, 
C.O.D. shipments, i-nsurance, infringements on operating rights, demands 
for service in isolated communities and agricultural interests whose 
products must move overnight to eastern and northern markets if our 
farmers are to be insured of the best market prices obtainable for their 
peaches, strawberries, beans, potatoes, cucumbers and other perishable 
crops. In addition, complaints regarding the movement of textiles, tobacco 
and other products are handled expeditiously so that our manufacturers 
may enjoy all possible advantages which will enable them to meet highly 
competitive markets both at home and abroad. 

As of the date of this report. North Carolina has 436 common carriers 
and 66 contract carriers of property by motor vehicle and more than 
4,800 who have elected to confine their operations to the classes of service 
which Section 4 of the Act exempts from regulation. Of the regulated 
carriers, 48 are regular route common carriers of general commodities, 
332 are irregular route common carriers of general or specified commodi- 
ties, 62 are irregular route common carriers of bulk petroleum products, 
51 are carriers of specified commodities, and 9 are contract carriers of 
bulk petroleum products. The tobacco farmers are largely dependent upon 
these 71 petroleum carriers to supply their needs for fuel oil during the 
curing season of the multi-million dollar industry. As a source of revenue 
for the State, comparatively speaking, the motor carrier industry is with- 
out equal. 

A great expansion of business in this State since 1939 both in dollar 
volume and employment is shown by the last U. S. census of business. It 
also indicates that a large share of this increase is traceable to the motor 
vehicle and its use. Nearly 19% of the business established in the State 
is automotive, and motor carriers provided 14.9% of the retail, wholesale 
and service business, according to the Bureau of Census, 



28 N. C. Utilities Commission 

The magnitude of intrastate motor freight service in North Carolina 
and the extent to which it is increasing is shown by the following state- 
ment of two given periods of six months each. 

7/1/49 to 1/1/50 to 

COMMON CARRIERS 12/31/50 6/30/50 Total 

Truck Miles 90,085,814 130,624,430 220,710,244 

Tons Hauled 8,729,312 13,093,968 21,823,280 

CONTRACT CARRIERS 

Truck Miles 3,190,608 4,158,000 7,348,608 

Tons Hauled 163,056 220,125 383,181 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 29 



THE NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION 

Raleigh, North Carolina 

Docket No. 4066-E 

IN THE MATTER OF TRANSPORTATION OF MATERIALS FOR USE 

IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR 

General Order 

The Commission takes note of the highway construction program of the 
State which includes the construction of 2,295 miles of highway for which 
contracts have already been approved and awarded by the State Highway 
and Public Works Commission and its plans to award contracts for addi- 
tional highway construction of from 400 to 500 miles each month for the 
next six months, in addition to repair and resurfacing of existing high- 
ways, all of which will require the transportation by truck of large quan- 
tities of rock, gravel, sand, cement, concrete, asphalt and other materials 
for use in such highway construction and repair. 

The Commission further takes note of the lack of equipment and facili- 
ties of regulated motor carriers to adequately meet the unprecedented 
demand for the transportation of such materials to the different areas of 
the State within the time required, and it further takes note of its power 
and duties under the provisions of Section 17 of the North Carolina Truck 
Act, the emergency that has arisen and will continue for want of adequate 
transportation of such materials by existing regulated carriers, the interest 
of the State and its citizens in expediting said highway construction pro- 
gram, and the probability of its undue delay unless relief, within the power 
of the Commission, is given authorizing any and all owners of duly licensed 
trucks, whether such owners hold certificates or permits or not, to engage 
in the transportation of such materials. After careful consideration, and 
to the end that road work may go forward with all possible dispatch: 

It Is Hereby Ordered that any and all owners of duly licensed trucks, 
whether holders of certificates or permits or not, be, and they are hereby 
authorized to transport throughout the State rock, gravel, sand, cement, 
concrete, asphalt and other materials for use in highway construction and 
repair, the authority herein granted to cease and determine by further 
orders of the Commission upon notice from the State Highway and Public 
Works Commission that such emergency authority is no longer required. 

Issued by order of the Commission. 

This 11th day of May, 1950. 

The North Carolina Utilities Commission 
Myrtha Fleming, Chief Clerk 
(Seal) 



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CARRIERS GRANTED AUTHORITY UNDER THE TRUCK ACT OF 
1947 THROUGH JUNE, 1950 



Docket No. 
T-102 
T-209 
T-263 
T-9 
T-397 
T-82, 
Sub. 2 
T-184 
T-26 
T-325 
T-51 
T-394 

T-399 

R-1 

T-643 

T-20 

T-327 

T-401 

T-402 

T-118 

T-640 

T-487 

T-267 

T-66 

T-403 

T-328 

T-268 

T-269 

T-404 

T-329 

T-577 

T-87 

T-270 

T-42 

T-405 

T-271 

T-649 

T-330 

T-30 

T-242 

T-564 

T-91 

T-406 

T-272 

T-282 



Name and Address of Carrier 



Certificate or Permit No. 



Acme Transportation, Inc., Charlotte 

Akers Motor Lines, Inc., Gastonia 

Alexander Trucking Co., Davidson 

Allen Asheville Transfer & Storage Co., Asheville 

Allen's Transfer Co., Louisburg 

American Furniture Carrier, High Point 
Anderson Transfer Co., Asheville 
Anderson Truck Line, Lenoir 
Andrews Brothers, Siler City- 
Apex Motor Line, Apex 
Associated Petroleum Carriers 
Spartanburg, S. C. 
Atkins, Harold, Gary 

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co., Wilmington 
Autry Brothers, Stedman 
Aycock, Vernon S., Fremont 
Ayscue Truck Line, Louisburg 
B. & B. Transfer Company, Winston-Salem 
B. & B. Transportation, Inc., Raleigh 
B. & C. Trucking Co., Lenoir 
B. & L. Trucking Co., Albemarle 
B. & M. Transfer Co., Charlotte 
B. & M. Transportation Co., Lenoir 
B. & P. Motor Lines, Hazelwood 
Baldwin, Algie, Charlotte 
Bankett, John C, Salisbury 
Barker's Transfer, Reidsville 
Barnes Food Express, Charlotte 
Barnes Truck Lines, Inc., Wilson 
Barnes, W. T., Moncure 
Batts, Earnest, Beulaville 
Batts Transfer, Greensboro 
Baxley Transfer, Rockingham 
Baynes Motor Line, Greensboro 
Beachum's Transfer, Wadesboro 
Beard-Laney, Inc., Camden, S. C. 
Beaufort & Morehead Railroad Co. 
Beaver Transfer Co., Lenoir 
Beck, Benjamin N., Thomasville 
Beckwith, E. C, New Hill 
Belangia, Hugh, Arapahoe 
Bell, Thomas, Jackson 
Bell Truck Line, Kinston 
Best Transfer, Whiteville 
Best Transfer Company, Turkey 



C-61 
C-62 
C-63 
C-64 
C-28 

C-254 

C-65 

C-66 

C-67 

C-70 

C-390 

C-73 
R-1 
C-501 
C-75 
C-76 
C-294 
P-3 
C-81 
C-499 
P-41 
C-80 
C-440 
P-1 
C-77 
-78 
-79 
-29 
-2 
-469 



C- 
C- 
C- 
P- 
C- 
C-82 



-83 
-84 
-85 
-86 
-7 
-87 
-4 
-44 
C-447 
C-89 
C-90 
C-91 
C-419 



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Docket No. Name and Address of Carrier Certificate or Permit No. 

T-210 Berry and Decker Transfer, Hildebran C-92 

T-623 Beverly, F. G. & Company, New Bern C-493 

T-331 Billings Transfer, North Wilkesboro C-93 

T-283 Billings Transfer Corporation, Inc., Lexington C-94 

T-274 Biltmore Transfer Co., Asheville P-5 

T-243 Black's Motor Express, Wilmington C-11 

T-672 Blair Transit Co., Richmond, Va. C-30 

T-407 Blue Ridge Trucking Co., Asheville C-19 

T-24 Boone, The A. G. Company, Charlotte P-7 

T-244 Boone, D. L., Jackson C-96 

T-277 Bottoms-Fiske Truck Lines, Inc., High Point C-97 

T-408 Bottoms, J. B., Transfer Co., High Point C-98 

T-67 Bounous, Giustina, Connelly Springs C-99 

T-556 Bracey, R. L., Rowland C-445 

T-278 Branch's Transfer, Lumberton 0^1 r 

T-18 Brandon, W. Clyde, Winston-Salem P-8 

T-279 Brewer, Selby, Wilson C-101 

T-410 Bridgers Transfer, Rowland C-102 

T-21 Bridgers Trucking Co., Shelby C-103 

T-511 Bright Belt Motor Line, Grifton C-104 

T-280 Britt, Lacy D., Lumberton ' C-105 

T-137 Britt Transportation Co., Rocky Mount C-32 

T-162 Brown Transit Company, Conover C-106 

T-43 Brown, Charles T., Truck Lines, Greensboro C-107 

T-591 Brown, Wayne Vernon, Raleigh C-461 

T-505 Bryan, D. L., Charlotte C-437 

T-572 Buchanan, Vernon, Sanford C-451 

T-673 Buckner Transfer Company, Asheville C-12 

T-225 Burns, Bobby, Inc., Sanford C-109 

T-226 Burton Lines, Inc., Reidsville - C-33 

T-674 Bush Transfer, Inc., Lenoir ^ C-18 

T-163 Butler, W. L., Transfer, Elizabethtown " C-110 

T-281 Byrd Motor Line, High Point C-112 

T-233 C. & N. Transport Co., Wilmington C-113 

T-675 C. & S. Motor Express Co., North Wilkesboro C-17 

T-187 C. & S. Transport Co., Wilmington C-114 

T-333 Callahan Transfer, Forest City C-442 

T-79 Candler, W. R., Transfer Co., Asheville C-115 

T-92 Carolina Delivery Service Co., Inc., Charlotte C-116 

T-211 Carolina Freight Carriers Corp., Cherryville C-117 

T-56 Carolina Storage & Distributing Co., Raleigh C-118 

T-620 Carolina Transfer, Concord C-491 

T-541 Carpenter Trucking Co., Charlotte P-9 

T-412 Carroll's Transfer, Dublin C-120 

T-611 Carter, J. A., Goldsboro P-51 

T-232 Carter, Robahlee, Reidsville C-121 

T-670 Carthage Transportation Co., Carthage C-518 

T-283 Case Trucking Co., Charlotte C-122 

T-32 Caustic Soda Transportation, Asheville P-10 



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N. C. Utilities Commission 



Docket No. 
T-262 
T-414 
T-212 
T-25 
T-52 
T-68 
T-508 
T-416 
T-336 
T-676 
T-214 
T-653 
T-587, 
Sub.l 
T-548 
T-618 
T-337 
T-203 
T-227 
T-188 
T-58 
T-201 
T-93 
T-80 
T-418 
T-658 
T-245 
T-239 
T-76 
T-421 
T-183 
T-699 
T-422 
T-36, 
Sub.l 
T-22 
T-284 
T-31 
T-340 
T-285 

T-604, 
Sub.l 

T-77 

T-287 

T-61 

T-342 

T-343 

T-424 



Name and Address of Carrier 



Certificate or Permit No. 



Central Motor Lines, Inc., Kannapolis C-124 

Chafin Transfer Company, High Point C-125 
Champion Storage and Trucking Co., Greensboro C-126 

Childress Transportation Co., Sanford C-127 

Church Motor Lines, Charlotte C-128 

Citizens Express, Inc., Asheville C-129 

City Coal and Tire Co., New Bern C-130 

City Transfer & Storage Co., High Point C-131 

Clay's Transfer Co., Rocky Mount C-34 

Coastal Freight Lines, Inc., Elizabeth City C-59 

Coastal Transport, Inc., Goldsboro C-132 

Cochran, J. 0., Charlotte C-504 

Cochran, W. Floyd, Charlotte C-467 

Cole, M. C, Candor C-432 

Coleman, Clyde L., Norlina C-496 

Collins Transfer, Inc., Lumberton C-36 

Collins, Zollie A., Truck Line, Kinston C-133 
Colonial Motor Freight Line, Inc., High Point C-10 

Colonial Transport, Inc., Wilmington C-134 

Coltrain, Tilmon R., Williamston C-135 
Comer, A. F., Transport Service, Rocky Mount C-137 

Cooke, C. S., Murfreesboro C-137 

Counts Transfer Company, Gastonia C-138 

Craft, R. W., Winston-Salem P-55 

Crane & Truck Service, Inc., Tapoco C-513 

Cromartie Transport Company, Wilmington C-140 

Cruse Transfer Co., Concord C-141 

D. & L. Motor Line, Greensboro C-142 

Davenport Brothers, Tarboro C-144 

Davenport Motor Express, Battleboro C-60 

Davis, F. E., Raleigh C-521 

Davis Transportation Co., New Bern C-145 

Dean, Julian V., Oil Co., Selma C-95 

Dedmon, A. V. Trucking Co., Shelby C-146 

DeHart Brothers Trucking Co., Hickory C-147 

Dickson Transfer Co., Salisbury C-148 
Disher Transfer and Storage Co., Winston-Salem C-149 

Dixie Storage & Distributing Co., Inc., C-151 
Rocky Mount 

Dotson, H. W., Winston-Salem C-481 

Dove's Transfer, Bladenboro C-152 

Dowless Transfer, Dublin C-153 

Dowless, T. C, Transfer, Bladenboro C-154 

Dumas-Giddens Oil Co., Inc., Goldsboro C-156 

Duncan, Ulysses, Hamlet C-157 

Dunn, J. H., Jr., Scotland Neck C-158 



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Docket No. 
T-28 
T-519 
T-114 
T-489 
T-246 
T-70 
T-136 
T-561 
T-189 
T-344 
T-345 
T-393, 
Sub. 1 
T-138 
T-27 
T-299 
T-678 
T-706 
T-288 
T-594 
T-60 
T-98 
T-247 
T-248 
T-534 
T-72 
T-165 
T-16 
T-166 
T-119 
T-645 
T-492 
T-659 
T-493 
T-347 
T-249 
T-348 
T-111 
T-38 
T-167 
T-168 
T-703 
T-680 
T-125 
T-290 
T-637 
T-104 
T-157 
T-557 



Name and Address of Carrier 
Dupree, A. R., Transfer 



Certificate or Permit No. 
C-159 



Durham Transfer & Storage, Inc., Durham 
Eastern Oil Transport, Wilmington 
Eastern Transit Storage Co., Charlotte 
Eaves Transfer Co., Charlotte 
Edmac Trucking Co., Inc., Fayetteville 
Eggleston Oil Transport Co., Reidsville 
Edwards, James M., Roseboro 
Elkins, 0. J., Transfer, Greensboro 
Elmore, J. H., Dunn 
Evans, D. P., Henderson 

Everett Express, Inc., Tarboro 

Everett Motor Lines, Conetoe 

Everett, Woodrow, Washington 

Faircloth, Herman R., Jr., Merry Oaks 

Federal Motor Express, Mount Airy 

Finke Van Service, Louisville, Ky. 

Fisher's Transfer, Charlotte 

Fishel, Wiliam Austin, Winston-Salem 

Fleming-Shaw Transfer Co., Greensboro 

Flippin, Coy, Pilot Mountain 

Forbes Transfer Company, Wilson 

Fountain Oil Co., Inc., Wilmington 

Foust Brothers, Lexington 

Fowler, M. M., Durham 

Fowler, R. D., Motor Lines, Inc., High Point 

Fox Transfer Co., Gastonia 

Fraley's Motor Express, Greensboro 

Fred's Truck Line, Winfall 

Fredrickson Motor Express Corp., Charlotte 

Freeman, George V., Washington 

Frigid- Way Transportation Co., Inc., Charlotte 

Frye, Richard, Manly 

Furniture City Motor Lines, High Point 

G. & H. Transit Company, Inc., Charlotte 

G. & M. Service Company, Statesville 

Garner, A. C, Pleasant Garden 

Garner, James O., Southport 

Garrett Transfer Co., Winston-Salem 

Gaskey Transfer Co., Salisbury 

Gilbert & Martin Transfer Co., Winston-Salem 

Goldston Motor Express, Inc., Greensboro 

Goldston Transfer, Leaksville 

Gray Trucking Co., Gastonia 

Great Southern Trucking Co., Charlotte 

Green, L. F., Transfer, Greensboro 

Greene Transport Service, Inc., Fayetteville 

Gresham, Sam T., Jr., Wilmington 



C-160 

C-161 

C-441 

C-162 

CP-2 

C-163 

C-446 

C-165 

C-166 

C-168 



-57 
■170 
-417 
•171 
•16 
-525 
173 
-45 
■174 
C-15 
C-38 
C-175 
C-423 
C-176 
C-177 
C-178 
C-179 
C-180 
C-1 
C-181 
P-61 
C-182 
C-183 
P-14 
P-15 
C-185 
P-16 
C-186 
C-187 
P-68 
C-7 
C-189 
C-190 
C-8 
C-191 
C-192 
C-475 



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Docket No. 
T-250 
T-352 
T-428 
T-720 
T-291 



139 
527 
429 
294 
120 
215 
353 
354 
535 
T-128 
T-252 
T-681 
T-522 
T-682 
654 
169 
651 
293 
356 
81 
575, 
Sub. 1 
T-605 
T-510 
T-357 
T-140 
T-48 
T-200 
T-655 
T-141 
T-358 
T-142 
T-251, 
Sub. 1 
T-719 
T-94 
T-359 
T-295 
T-73 
T-144 
T-62 
T-145, 
Sub. 1 



Name and Address of Carrier Certificate or 

Griffin-Grist Transfer Co., Charlotte 
Grimes, Alton E., Robersonville 
Grubb Motor Lines, Inc., Lexington 
Gwaltney, J. R., Calypso 
Guilford Petroleum Transportation 
Guilford College 

H. & L. Transportation, Greensboro 
Hampton, Fred, Sparta 
Hardy's Transfer, Farmville 
Hargrove, Albert Eoscoe, Weldon 
Harper, Transfer Co., Battleboro 
Harrell, J. J., Transfer, Burlington 
Harrell Truck Line, Burgaw 
Harvey's Transfer, Guilford 
Hatcher, E. H., Laurinburg 

Hawkins, Neal, Transfer Company, Inc., Gastonia 
Hearn, T. H., New Hill 
Helms Motor Express, Albemarle 
Helms Transfer Company, Monroe 
Henderson Bonded Lines, Henderson 
Henderson, E. M., Transfer, Lumberton 
Henley, Carl, Landis 

Hennis Freight Lines, Inc., Winston-Salem 
Henry, C. S., Transfer, Rocky Mount 
Herron, Martin F., Asheville 
Hester's Transfer, Bladenboro 

Hickory Transfer Co., Inc., Hickory 

Hicks, L. R., Shelby 

Hildreth, George H., Wadesboro 

Hill, Fred C, Motor Transport, Albemarle 

Hill's Truck Line, Murfreesboro 

Hilliard, H. D., Climax 

Hinson Transport Co., Wilmington 

Hodges, Ed F., Fairmont 

Hoffler & Boney Transfer Co., Inc., Wallace 

Holland, W. A., Smithfield 

Holland Transfer Co., Statesville 

Holland Trucking Co., New Hill 
Home Distributing Co., Ayden 
Honeycutt, J. B., Lucama 
Hopkins, Ambrose B., Jr., Columbia 
Hopkins, S. G., Draper 
Hopper Bros., Inc., Leaksville 
Home, C. A., Wilmington 
Howell Transfer Co., Shelby 

Huffman, P. T., Transfer, Greensboro 



Permit No. 

C-194 

C-195 

C-196 

P-70 

C-197 

C-198 

C-452 

C-39 

C-505 

C-199 

C-200 

C-201 

C-202 

C-479 

C-203 

C-205 

C-3 

C-414 

C-40 

C-519 

P-17 

C-503 

C-207 

C-427 

C-208 

C-510 

C-480 

P-18 

C-209 

C-41 

C-211 

C-212 

C-523 

C-42 

C-214 

C-215 

C-204 
C-526 
C-217 
C-218 
C-418 
C-219 
C-220 
C-221 

C-222 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 35 

Docket No. Name and Address of Carrier Certificate or Permit No. 

T-361 Humphrey, Lloyd, Kinston C-223 

T-621 Huneycutt, J. W., Wadesboro C-492 

T-235 Hunsucker, L. L., & Son, Newton C-416 
T-604, 

Sub. 2 Hutchens, Charlie F., Boonville C-481 

T-23 Hyder, Clay, Trucking Line, Hendersonville C-225 

T-538 Inman's Transfer, Rowland C-425 

T-435 J. & L. Transport Co., Wilmington P-19 

T-362 Jackson, Gus, Black Mountain C-226 

T-171 Jackson, J. J., Transfer Co., Winston-Salem C-227 

T-74 Jackson Truck Lines, Inc., Jackson C-228 

T-568 James, Vernon G., Elizabeth City C-476 
T-123, 

Sub. 1 Jenkins, J. W., Inc., Henderson C-229 
T-351, 

Sub. 1 Jenrette Transport Co., Raleigh C-193 

T-296 Jocie Motor Lines, Inc., Charlotte C-231 

T-437 Johnson & Sons, Fuquay Springs C-232 

T-504 Johnson, Bruce, Trucking Co., Charlotte C-485 

T-580 Johnson, Frank M., Conway C-456 

T-298 Johnson, J. L., EHzabethtown C-234 

T-299 Johnson's Motor Service, Hamlet C-236 

T-205 Jones, Earnest Ray, Reidsville C-237 

T-438 Jones, Henderson, Jr., Hillsboro C-473 

T-146 Jones Transfer, Fairmont C-43 

T-502 Jourdan Transfer, Inc., Durham -. C-240 

T-122 Joyner Trucking Co., Woodland C-242 

T-363 Jurgenson Motor Transfer, Wilmington CP-1 

T-113 K. & Y. Motor Lines, Fletcher C-243 

T-614 Kearney, Walter H., Warrenton C-488 

T-656 , Keith, J. L., Wake Forest C-511 

T-364 Keith Motor Lines, Inc., Sanford C-244 

T-127 Kenan Oil Co., Durham C-245 

T-365 Kilgo Transfer Co., Inc., Charlotte C-246 

T-592 Kilpatrick, George, Dover C-462 

T-641 Kimrey, Claud R., Albemarle C-500 

T-63 Kindley Bros., Bryson City P-22 

T-665 Kirkman, Lee, Mount Airy C-517 

T-109 Kittrell, J. B., Greenville C-247 

T-95 Lancaster, Charles H., Goldsboro C-248 

R-2 Laurinburg & Southern Railroad Co., R-2 

Laurinburg 

T-525 Leary Bros. Storage Co., Edenton C-249 

T-607 Lemonds, Walter L., Biscoe C-483 

T-41 Lenoir Transfer Co., Lenoir C-250 
T-380, 

Sub. 1 Lenoir Transport, Kinston C-317 
T-478, 

Sub. 1 Lewis and Thompson Transfer, Bladenboro C-374 



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Docket No. 
T-569 



Name and Address of Carrier 



Certificate or Permit No. 

Lineberger-Burgin, Inc., Lincolnton C-438 

T-34 Lipe Motor Lines, Hickory C-25 

T-646 Littleton Trucking Co., Inc., Littleton C-502 

T-10 Lockridge Transfer, Kings Mountain C-252 

T-147 Loftin, F. T., Troutman C-253 

T-683 Lorbacher, J. L., Durham C-44 

T-444 Lowther Trucking Co., Rock Hill, S. C. C-256 

T-624 McAdams, Eugene F., Jr., Durham P-52 

T-116 McBride, R. N. and W. H., Spray C-258 

T-448 McCotter, J. D., Inc., Washington C-259 

T-705 McCotter, George, New Bern P-69 

T-613 McCoy's Transfer, Durham C-487 

T-173 McGugan, J. G., Jr., Red Springs C-262 

T-446 McKenzie, Decoster, Salemburg C-263 

T-106 McLean Trucking Co., Inc., Winston-Salem C-264 

T-216 McRae, Ned, Laurinburg C-268 

T-578 M. & S. Transport, Raleigh C-466 

T-586 Macon, Joseph L., Raleigh C-463 

T-172 Mann, LeRoy, Gastonia C-269 

T-445 Manning's Truck Line, Williamston C-270 

T-495 Marley Brothers, Burlington C-271 

T-148 Marrow, Arthaniel, Henderson C-272 

T-366 Martin, J. E., & Son Transfer Co., Charlotte C-273 
T-82, 

Sub. 1 Martin, L. C, Motor Line, High Point C-254 

T-149 Maybelle Transport Co., Inc., Lexington C-274 

T-367 Merchants Delivery Service, Raleigh C-275 

T-368 Mid-State Delivery Service, Burlington P-25 

T-206 Miller, H. W., Trucking Co., West Durham C-45 

T-652 Miller Motor Express, Charlotte C-5 

T-663 Miller Motor Line of N. C, Inc., Greensboro C-154 

T-453 Moore, Joseph A., Princeton C-422 

T-99 Moore, R. N., Cleveland P-26 

T-302 Morgan Transportation, Inc., Charlotte C-277 

T-303 Moss Trucking Co., Inc., Charlotte C-278 

T-608 Mouchet Trucking Co., Charlotte C-482 

T-350 Murray Transfer Co., Wilmington C-279 

T-90 Murrow's Transfer, Inc., High Point C-280 

T-304 Nance, C. L., Transfer, Whiteville C-282 

T-513 Naylor, Cleadous, Dunn C-283 

T-129 Neece, E. R., Climax C-284 

T-8 Newman Bros. Trucking Co., Leaksville C-285 

T-207 Nixon Bros. Transfer, Smithfield C-46 

T-158 Nolen Trucking Service, Gastonia C-287 

T-17 Nordan Transportation Co., Raleigh P-27 

T-684 Norfolk Southern Bus Corp., Norfolk, Va. C-450 

R-4 Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Norfolk, Va. R-4 

T-305 North State Motor Lines, Inc., Rocky Mount C-47 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 37 

Docket No. Name and Address of Carrier Certificate or Permit No. 

T-131 Nunn's Transfer, Greenville C-48 
T-341, 

Sub. 1 Oakley Transfer Service, Tarboro C-169 

T-107 Observer Transportation Co., The, Charlotte C-289 

T-159 Odell Truck Lines, Spray C-415 

T-110 Overcash Transfer, Charlotte P-28 

T-600 Overman, R. C, Jr., Liberty C-497 

T-208 Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, Va. C-6 

T-371 Owens, W. W., Shiloh C-448 
T-634, 

Sub. 1 Page, Ira H., Durham P-67 

T-191 Pait's Transfer, Bladenboro C-24 

T-500 Palmer, John H„ Trucking Co., Polkville C-420 

T-254 Parker, A. B., Raleigh C-291 

T-372 Parker, B. S., Raleigh C-292 

T-50 Parks, Charles, Transfer Co., Greensboro C-295 

T-151 Parmenter Transport Co., Wilmington C-296 

T-589 Parrish Oil Co., Benson P-46 

T-193 Pate Transfer, Clinton C-297 

T-373 Paul's Transfer, Kinston C-298 

T-374 Perry's Transfer' Co., Raleigh C-299 

T-152 Petroleum Carrier Corporation of North Carolina P-29 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

T-307 Petroleum Transit Co., Lumberton C-301 

T-132 Petroleum Transportation, Inc., Gastonia C-302 

T-685 Piedmont Mountain Freight Lines, Inc., C-23 

North Wilkesboro 
T-375, ^ 

Sub. 1 Piedmont Trucking Co., Asheboro (Leased to 

Piedmont-Carolina Lines, Inc.) C-9 

T-192 Pilot Freight Carriers, Inc., Winston-Salem C-303 

T-105 Pinnell, J. K., Warrenton C-49 

T-177 Poteat, Woodrow W., Hickory P-59 

T-308 Power Oil Co., Greensboro C-307 

T-217 Prince, L. G., Fuquay Springs C-309 

T-622 Public Oil Co., Statesvile P-48 

T-459 Quality Oil Transport, Winston-Salem C-310 

T-174 R. & J. Transport, Winston-Salem C-311 

T-96 Raeford Trucking Co., Raeford C-314 

R-5 Railway Express Agency, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. R-5 
T-153, 

Sub. 1 Ratliff and Ratliff, Inc., Wadesboro C-68 

T-194 Ray, W. G., and Son, Inc., Burlington C-315 

T-40 Raynor, J. D., Wilmington C-316 

T-460 Reaves, W. T., Fayetteville C-318 

T-668 Read's Truck Line, Norlina C-524 

T-160 Reliable Transport, Inc., Raleigh C-319 

T-686 Renfro Transport Co., Wendell C-50 



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Docket No. 
T-426, 
Sub. 2 
T-313, 
Sub. 2 
T-462 
T-498 
T-196 
T-463 
T-44 
T-381 
T-521 
T-382 
T-465 
T-312 
T-466 
T-529 
T-551 
T-648 
R-6 
T-115, 
Sub. 1 
T-552 



Name and Address of Carrier 



Rick's Motor Lines, Selma 



Certificate or Permit No. 



-576 
■121 
-255 
-256 
-633 
-222, 
Sub. 1, 
T-156, 
Sub. 1 
T-687 
T-314 
T-615 
T-155 
T-7, 
Sub. 1 
T-470 
T-384 
T-385 
T-386 

T-202 

T-472 

T-35 

T-669 

T-473 

T-474 



Roanoke Freight Lines, Inc., Garysburg 

Rogers Oil Co., Raleigh 

Roney, W. C, Burlington 

Rose, T. W., Transfer Co., Elkin 

Rouse, A. M., Dunn 

Rudisill, G. W., Greensboro 

Russell Transfer Co., Charlotte 

Russell, J. W., Raleigh 

S. & L. Transfer Co., Kinston 

S. & S. Transit, Charlotte 

S. & S. Trucking Co., Greensboro 

S. & W. Motor Lines, Greensboro 

Samuel, Fred, Mount Airy 

Satterfield, Drum Wright, Varina 

Scott, D. L., Mount Olive 

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co., Norfolk, Va. 

Sears Bros. Motor Lines, Greensboro 

Sellers Transfer, Rowland 

Senter, John E., Lincolnton 

Service Distributing Co., Inc., Albemarle 

Service Transportation Corp., Salisbury 

Shaw Transfer Co., Salisbury 

Shelton, C. E. and C. T., Madison 



Shippers Express, Inc., Charlotte 

Silver Fleet Motor Express, Inc., Louisville, Ky. 

Simpson, W. F., Greensboro 

Smith, Harold and Kenneth Young, Marion 

Smith, J. P., Whiteville 

Smith, S. B., Rocky Mount 

Smith Transfer, Wilson 

Smith's Transfer, Reidsville 

Sneed, Archie, Sr., Candor 

South Atlantic Bonded Warehouse Corp., 

Greensboro 

Southern Oil Transportation Co., Inc., 

High Point 

Southern Spindle & Flyer Co., Inc., Charlotte 

Southern Storage and Distributing Co., Durham 

Southern Transfer Co., Asheville 

Spencer, Carley I., Columbia 

Sprinkle & Allen Transfer Co., Inc., Louisburg 



C-172 

C-336 

C-322 

C-324 

C-325 

C-326 

C-329 

C-330 

P-31 

G-331 

C-332 

C-333 

C-334 

C-430 

C-434 

C-509 

R-6 

C-337 
C-436 
C-464 
C-338 
C-339 
C-343 
C-522 



C-338 

C-21 

C-345 

C-489 

C-346 

C-238 

C-51 

C-347 

C-348 

CP-3 

C-351 

C-352 

C-353 

P-66 

C-354 

C-52 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 39 

Docket No. Name and Address of Carrier Certificate or Permit No. 

T-39 Spruill, W. C, Washington C-355 

T-619 Standard Paper Delivery Co., Asheville P-58 

T-315 Standard Trucking- Co., Charlotte C-357 

T-57 Stanton, E. M., Transfer, Raleigh P-32 

T-83 Star Oil Co., Inc., Wilmington C-357 

T-632 Stegall Milling Co., Marshville C-478 

T-388 Stevens, I. J., & Sons, Wilmington C-358 

T-596 Strickland, Jasper, Clinton C-471 

T-317 Strickland Transfer, Clinton C-359 

T-19 Sugg, S. William, Snow Hill C-360 

T-237 Superior Petroleum and Fuel Co., Inc., Newton C-362 
T-457, 

Sub. 1 Sutton, B. C, Kinston C-305 

T-579 Sutton, T. O., Mann's Harbor C-453 

T-133 Sutton's Transfer, Lumberton C-363 

T-536 Swain Motor Freight Lines, Bryson City C-498 

T-69 Swann, A. D., Yanceyville C-53 

T-1 Tallant Transfer Co., Inc., Hickory C-364 

T-657 Tanners Transfer Co., Rocky Mount C-512 

T-64 Tatum-Dalton Transfer Co., Inc., Greensboro C-365 

T-178 Tayloe & Evans, Inc., Ahoskie C-54 

T-84 Taylor Transfer, Greenville C-366 

T-117 Terminal City Oil Co., Wilmington C-367 

T-477 Terminal Trucking Co., Concord C-368 

T-219 Textile Bonded Warehouse, Inc., Gastonia C-370 

T-258 Textile Motor Freight, Laurinburg C-371 

T-318 Thackston, W. C, Asheville ^ P-34 

T-390, ^ , 

Sub. 1 Thomas, Ed J., Transfer, Greensboro P-64 

T-631 Thomas, Norman, Broadway P-53 

T-319 Thomas, S. J., Transfer, Burlington C-372 

T-230 Thompson, Charles H., Jr., Merry Oaks P-50 

T-479 Thurston Motor Lines, Wilson C-2 

T-480 Thurston Motor Lines, Inc., Wilson C-26 
T-380, 
Sub. 2, 

Sub. 3 Tidewater Transit Co., Inc., Kinston C-317 

T-582 Tillery, J. T., Conway C-457 

T-15 Torrence, C. W., Davidson P-35 

T-688 Transport Corp., The, Blackstone, Va. C-55 

T-6 Travelers Oil Transport, Winston-Salem C-375 

T-514 Trawick, William David, Willow Springs P-36 

T-391 Turner Transfer, Inc., Greensboro C-377 

T-392 Twin States Express, Inc., Charlotte C-378 

T-220 Union Coach Co., Monroe C-379 

T-221 Union Storage & Warehouse Co., Inc., Charlotte C-380 

T-231 Union Transfer Co., Asheville C-381 

T-515 Utley, J. L., Apex C-382 

T-29 Vance Trucking Co., Inc., Henderson C-56 



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Docket No. 
T-33 
T-583 
T-238 
T-320 
T-259 
T-481 
T-45 
T-393 
T-616 
T-584 
T-260 
T-135 
T-660 
T-612, 
Sub. 1 
T-516 
T-537 
T-483 
T-75 
T-597 
T-224 
T-321 
T-53 
T-664, 
Sub. 1 
T-549 



-555 
-65 
-396 
-46 
-559 
-322 
T-585 
T-54 
T-485 
T-181 
T-240 
T-3 
T-689 
T-101 
T-486 
T-241 
T-604 
T-4 
T-182 
T-324 
T-124 



Name and Address of Carrier Certificate or Permit No. 

Vandiford, James, Greenville C-383 

Vaughan, B. B., Conway C-459 

Vick's Truck Line, Woodland C-384 

W. & J. Transit Co., Thomasville C-385 

Waccamaw Oil Transport Co., Wilmington C-386 

Wainwright, S. R., Farmville C-389 

Wall, Wade F., Trucking Co., Greensboro C-387 

Wallace Bonded Trucks, Inc., Robersonville C-57 

Walters, B. H., Marshville P-47 

Warren, Edgar, Conway C-458 

Warren's Transfer, Raleigh C-393 

Washburn Oil Co., Inc., High Point C-394 

Watson Transportation Co., Kenly P-62 

Wayne Trucking Co., Goldsboro C-506 

Weathers Bros. Transfer Co., Inc., Charlotte C-396 

Weeks, W. H., Enfield C-424 

West Transfer Co., W. Asheville P-37 

Wetherington, L. H., New Bern C-397 

Whaley, Kirby, Beulaville C-470 

White Transfer Co., Biltmore C-398 

White Transport Co., Spindale P-38 

Whitley, M. C, Asheboro P-39 

Whitmore, M. E., Inc., Henderson C-515 

Whittenton, M. M., Dunn C-433 

Whittenton's Transfer, Dunn C-444 
Wicker, W. K., Pickup and Delivery, Burlington C-399 

Widenhouse, A. C, Concord C-400 

Wilder, J. W., Transfer Co., Greensboro C-14 

Willard, T. G., Winston-Salem P-43 

Williams, Howard M., Laurinburg C-403 

Williams, R. H., Richlands C-460 

Wilson Transfer Co., Inc., Gastonia C-405 

Wilson Transfer Co., Newton C-406 

Winecoff Motor Lines, Inc., Concord C-407 

Winecoff Transfer Co., Concord C-408 

Winslow Truckers, Inc., Greensboro C-472 

Winston-Elkin Motor Express, Elkin C-13 

Wolfe's Transfer Co., Monroe C-409 

Wright Motor Lines, Asheville C-474 

Wyatt Transfer and Storage Co., Kannapolis C-410 

Yarbrough, J. R., Winston-Salem C-481 

Young, J. T., Pine Hall P-40 

Young, J. W., Transfer, Charlotte C-411 
Youngblood, J. N., Truck Lines, Inc., Fletcher C-412 

Yount Transfer, Inc., Hickory C-413 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 41 

APPLICATIONS DENIED, DISMISSED 

T-102; Acme Transportation, Inc., Charlotte; Apr. 22, 1949. 

T-397; Allen's Transfer Co., J. R. Allen, d/b/a, Louisburg; Feb. 2, 1950. 

T-264; Anson Motor Lines, E. E. Baker, d/b/a, Wadesboro; July 14, 1949. 

T-265; Armored Motor Service Co., Inc., Memphis, Tenn.; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-266; Armored Motor Service Co., Inc., Memphis, Tenn.; Feb. 14, 1949. 

3329; Apex Motor Line, Apex; Apr. 22, 1949. 

T-400; Atkins, T. P., Troy; Mar. 4, 1949. 

T-540; Austin-Ogburn Cotton Co., Inc., Smithfield; May 30, 1949. 

3165; Barnes Truck Line, Wilson; Apr. 20, 1949. 

T-243, Sub. 1 ; Black's Motor Express, D. J. Black and R. L. Burnett, d/b/a, 

Wilmington; June 15, 1950. 
3159; Britt Transportation Co., C. C. Britt, d/b/a. Rocky Mount; May 3, 

1949. 
T-332; Buffaloe Bros., J. H. and W. D. Buffaloe, d/b/a, Carthage; Mar. 

7, 1949. 
T-671; Bullard, B. B., Winston-Salem; Mar. 7, 1950. 
3066; Childress, G. N., Transportation Co., Sanford; May 3, 1949. 
3338; Clay's Transfer Co., Geo. W. Clay, d/b/a, Rocky Mount; May 3, 1949. 
T-76, Sub. 1; D & L Motor -Line, Fred R. Dick, d/b/a, Greensboro; May 

15, 1950. 
T-699; Davis, F. E., Raleigh; June 7, 1950. 

T-341; Drake's Transfer Co., B. E. Drake, d/b/a, Charlotte; Aug. 10, 1949. 
T-341, Sub. 1; Drake's Transfer Co., B. E. Drake, d/b/a, Charlotte; Aug. 

24, 1949. 
T-489; Eastern Transit Storage Co., Charlotte; Mar. 4, 1949. 
T-701; Edgerton, H. V., Kenly; Oct. 17, 1949. 

3241; Fredrickson Motor Express Corp., Charlotte; Apr. 19, 1949. 
T-347; Furniture City Motor Lines, Wesley 0. Webb, d/b/a, High Point; 

Aug. 20, 1949. 
T-125; Goldston Transfer, W. D. Goldston, d/b/a, Leaksville; Nov. 7, 1949. 
T-292; Hargrove, W. R., Weldon; Apr. 6, 1950. 
T-431; Heath, J. R., Acme; June 1, 1949. 
3403; Helms Motor Express, Mrs. Mable D. Burton, d/b/a, Albemarle; 

May 3, 1949. 
T-140; Hill's Truck Line, James W. and Albert E. Hill, d/b/a, Murfrees- 

boro; July 15, 1949. 
T-433; Hobby Transfer & Storage Co., S. M. Hobby, d/b/a, Raleigh; 

Mar. 7, 1949. 
T-358, Sub. 1; Holland, W. A., Smithfield; Mar. 26, 1949. 
3294; Jenkins, J. W., Jr., Henderson; Apr. 15, 1949. 

T-190; Holt Bros. Transfer, Thurman H- and Marvin Holt, d/b/a, Greens- 
boro; June 7, 1949. 



42 N. C. Utilities Commission 

T-661; Johnson, B. C, Dunn; Mar. 23, 1949. 

T-297; Johnson, J. S., Dunn; Apr. 7, 1949. 

T-89; Mac's Transfer, R. L. McCall, d/b/a, Charlotte; Nov. 7, 1949. 

T-496; McCrary Transfer Service, Charlie McCrary, d/b/a, Asheville; 

Mar. 4, 1949. 
T-452; Miller, D. V. Trucking Co., D. V. Miller, d/b/a. High Point; Feb. 

4, 1949. 
T-159; Odell Truck Line, G. E. Odell, d/b/a. Spray; Nov. 18, 1949. 
3056; Piedmont Mountain Freight Lines, Inc., North Wilkesboro; Apr. 13, 

1949. 
T-176; Peterson, W. E., Elizabethtown ; May 31, 1949. Temporary author- 

ity vacated and Certificate of Exemption ordered, June 6, 1949. 
T-86; Pettus, Jim, Gastonia; Feb. 14, 1949. 
T-377; Pomona Terra Cotta Co., Pomona; Nov. 23, 1949. 
T-156; Pope Bros. Truck Line, P. P. Pope, Jr., d/b/a, Battleboro; May 

12, 1949. 
T-626; Porter, J. E., Wilmington; Aug. 26, 1949. 
T-177; Poteat, Woodrow W., Hickory; Nov. 18, 1949. 
T-194; Ray, W. G. & Son, Inc., Burlington; Nov. 21, 1949. 
T-382; S & S Transfer Co., B. C. Lancaster and H. W. Spence, d/b/a, 

Kinston; Sept. 19, 1949. 
T-467; Sadler Trucking Co., C. R. Sadler, d/b/a, Charlotte; Aug. 24, 1949. 
T-236; Shaw, L. Roy, Salisbury; June 24, 1949. 
T-570; Shidal, Ralph B., Lincolnton; Oct. 25, 1949. 
T-186, Sub. 1; Southern Freight Lines, W. B. Hardbarger, d/b/a, North 

Wilkesboro; June 26, 1950. 
T-2; Stokes, John Y., Mount Airy; May 6, 1949. 
T-499; Sturdivant, J. F., Eagle Springs; Feb. 16, 1949. 
T-387; Summer's Truck Lines, T. B. Summer, d/b/a, Elizabeth City; Apr. 

6, 1950. 
T-704; Tar Heel Transport Co., John M. Gibbs, d/b/a, Raleigh; May 15, 

1950. 
3306; Travelers Oil Transport, Winston-Salem; May 3, 1949. 
T-180; Trucking Service, W. D. and Thad Williams, d/b/a. Granite Falls; 

May 31, 1949. 
T-563; Vickers & Beeson Transport Co., Ollie G. and Erceldene Vickers 

and Walter C. Beeson, d/b/a, Durham; Mar. 4, 1949. 
T-223; Webb, J. B., Wingate; Jan. 21, 1949. 
T-323; Wilson, R. W., Yanceyville; Jan. 10, 1950. 

T-306; Whedbee Truck Line, E. D. Whedbee, d/b/a, Ahoskie; Mar. 7, 1949. 
T-224; White Transfer Co., Biltmore; July 27, 1949. 
T-124; Yount Transfer, Inc., Hickory; Aug. 26, 1949. 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 43 

OPERATING AUTHORITY CANCELLED IN PART OR IN FULL 

T-606; Abernathy, W. Clyde, R. 3, Lincolnton; Dec. 6, 1949. 

T-264; Anson Motor Lines, E. E. Baker, d/b/a, Wadesboro; July 14, 1949. 

T-326; Arrowood, Fred M., Transfer Co., Gastonia; Feb. 28, 1950. 

T-540; Austin-Ogburn Cotton Company, Inc., Smithfield; May 30, 1949. 

T-403; Baldwin Transfer, Algie Baldwin, d/b/a, Charlotte; Oct. 25, 1949. 

T-625; Burcham, William Edward, Durham; Mar. 4, 1949. 

T-415; Charles, H. H., Stokesdale; Dec. 16, 1949. 

T-416; City Transfer and Storage Co., I. M. Lassiter and J. W. Williard, 

d/b/a. High Point; temporary authority cancelled, permission to operate 

under Section 4 of the Truck Act granted; Feb. 1, 1949. 
T-417; Couch, J. R., Durham; June 22, 1949. 
T-512; English, John W., Burnsville; Apr. 20, 1949. 
T-108; Fletcher & Mauney Truck Lines, T. J. Fletcher, d/b/a. West End; 

Jan. 16, 1950. 
T-697; Georgia-Carolina Freight Lines, C. C. Roberts and C. G. Rogers, 

d/b/a. Murphy; Aug. 22, 1949. 
T-666; Grady Motor Lines, Grady J. West, d/b/a, Florence, S. C; Dec. 28, 

1949. 
T-204; Hill, J. T., Transfer, J. T. Hill, d/b/a, Fairmont; June 2, 1950. 
T-49; Joyner Oil Co., Inc., Rocky Mount; May 7, 1949. 
T-253; McDaniel's Transfer, Grady G. and J. L. McDaniel, d/b/a, Eliza- 

bethtown; Feb. 27, 1950. 
T-667; McKeithan Motor Line, J. D. McKeithan. d/b/a, Raeford; Sept. 

8, 1949. 
T-450; McPherson, J. D., Greensboro; Dec. 19, 1949. 
T-499; McPherson, G. A., Greensboro; June 5, 1950. 
T-451; Merchants Delivery Service, R. F. Pendergrass, Jr., d/b/a. High 

Point; Nov. 23, 1949. 
T-130; Nix, Clarence, Marshall; Apr. 7, 1949. 
T-370; North State Transport, A. B. Goodman, d/b/a, Raleigh; Aug, 2, 

1949. 
T-376; Phillips Transfer, A. P. Phillips, d/b/a, Cameron; June 5, 1950. 
T-378; R. & M. Transit Co., D. C. Rivenbark and L. F. Middleton, d/b/a, 

Wilmington; Aug. 24, 1949. 
T-379; R. & W. Motor Lines, Inc., Charlotte; Mar. 4, 1949. 
T-lOO; Riley, J. K., Raeford; May 12, 1949. 
T-650; Romance Oil Co., Inc., Taylorsville ; Contract Carrier Permit; Dec. 

5, 1949. 
T-261; Washington Transfer Company, Bell Swanner, d/b/a, Washington; 

Nov. 2, 1949. 
T-199; Williams, W. A., Wilmington; June 1, 1950. 



44 N. C. Utilities Commission 

WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATIONS BY REQUEST 
OF APPLICANT PERMITTED 

T-398; Arrow Transfer, W. M. and David D. Lowery, d/b/a, Winston- 
Salem; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-11; Baggett, L., Whiteville; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-488; Ballard, R. H., West Asheville; Feb. 15, 1949. 

T-185; Barnes, Leslie C, Kenly; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-411; Brown, R. M., Greensboro; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-85; Brown, W. G., Gastonia; Apr. 3, 1950. 

T-671; Bullard, B. B., Winston-Salem; Mar. 7, 1950. 

T-164; C. C. Gates Transfer, Clarence C. Gates, d/b/a, Burlington; Feb. 
14, 1949. 

T-334; The Carolina Transfer and Storage Co., Inc., Charlotte; Feb. 14, 
1949. 

T-413; Central Warehouse Co., Raleigh; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-420; Cunningham, J. R., Apex; Dec. 1, 1949. 

T-339; Dailey, J. T., Co., Price G. Locke, d/b/a, Greensboro; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-103; Darnell Transfer, Oscar Darnell, t/a, Elkin; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-59; Dees, A. F., Jr., Pinehurst; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-423; Dick, R. C, Mebane; Feb. 14, 1949. 

3313; Dickson Transfer Co., Inc., Salisbury; Apr. 16, 1949. 

T-425; Eaton, Earnest, Greenville; February 15, 1949. (Operate under 
Section 8.) 

T-490; Ellington, Batt, Henderson, Feb. 15, 1949. (Operating under Sec- 
tion 4.) 

T-349; G & M Motor Transfer Co., Inc., Statesville; Jan. 18, 1950. 

T-666; Grady Motor Lines, Grady J. West, d/b/a, Florence, S. C; Dec. 
28, 1949. 

T-427; Green, B. B., Reidsville; Feb. 15, 1949. 

T-78; Harkey, M. L., Albemarle; Feb. 21, 1949. 

T-88; Hill, I. H., Transfer, Isaac H. Hill, d/b/a, Durham; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-170; Hoard, J. C, Tarboro; Dec. 29, 1949. 

T-434; Humphreys Transfer, Robert L. Humphreys, d/b/a. High Point; 
Jan. 25, 1949. 

T-698; Infinger Transportation Co., Inc., Naval Base, S. C; Sept. 26, 1949. 

T-698, Sub 1; Infinger Transportation Co., Inc., Naval Base, S. C; May 
9, 1950. 

T-126; Ingle Transfer & Storage Co., Ray F. Ingle, d/b/a, Asheville; Feb. 
14, 1949. 

T-518; Johnson, J. B., Belmont; May 9, 1950. 

T-439; Jones, Tracy, Bennett; Feb. 15, 1949. 

T-12; Joyner, Herman, Farmville; Jan. 29, 1949. 

T-442; Lawndale Railway and Industrial Co., Lawndale; Feb. 15, 1949. 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 45 

T-443; Leviner Transfer, David F. Leviner, d/b/a, Lumberton; Feb. 15, 
1949. 

T-494; Lowe, Mrs. Georgia P., Greensboro; Jan. 11, 1949. 

T-369; Musgrave, J. I., Goldsboro; Feb. 13, 1950. 

T-455; Neave, A. J., Guilford College; Feb. 15, 1949. 

T-634; Page, Ira H., Durham; Feb. 16, 1949. 

T-456; Phillips, Owen, Bear Creek; Feb. 16, 1949. 

T-617; Powell, Willie, Whitakers; Dec. 29, 1949. 

T-309; R & M Transit, Roy J. Presslar and M. W. White, d/b/a, Char- 
lotte; Dec. 15, 1949. 

T-464; R & W. Transfer, J. B. Wiggins, W. B. and G. H. Royster, d/b/a, 
Henderson; Jan. 5, 1950. 

T-461; Reese, J. B., Transfer, J. B. Reese, d/b/a, Asheville; Feb. 15, 1949. 

T-195; Riggsbee and Westry, Mack C. Riggsbee and Fletcher Westry, 
d/b/a, Rocky Mount; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-311; Royster Transport Co., Inc., Shelby; Feb. 21, 1949. 

T-469; Simpson, A. C, Transfer, A. C. Simpson, d/b/a, Burlington; Dec. 
19, 1949. 

3153; Smith's Inc., Wilson; Apr. 12, 1949. 

T-471; Smith Transfer and Storage Co., Harvey P. Smith, d/b/a; Feb. 15, 
1949. 

T-197; Sockwell, J. B., McLeansville; Jan. 31, 1950. 

T-186; Southern Freight Lines, W. B. Hardbarger, d/b/a. North Wilkes- 
boro; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-257; Stamay, C. C, Marion; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-316; Stegall & Co., Inc., Marshville; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-598; Talley, W. G., Oxford; Feb. 3, 1949. 

T-702; Tar Heel Express, J. R. Page and William Way, Jr., d/b/a. High- 
lands; June 13, 1950. 

T-476; Tate, Clay V., Danville, Va.; Feb. 15, 1949. 

T-112; Terrell, A. E., Greensboro; May 19, 1949. 

T-553; Tew, Charles, Dunn; Jan. 24, 1949. 

T-389; Thigpen, T. L., Fayetteville ; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-390; Thomas, Ed. J., Transfer, Ed. J. Thomas, d/b/a, Greensboro; Feb. 
23, 1949. 

3611; Thurston Motor Lines, Wilson; Apr. 13, 1949. 

3252; Turner Transfer, Greensboro; Apr. 16, 1949. 

T-224, Sub. 1; White Transfer Co., L. A. and Neal R. White, d/b/a, Bilt- 
more; Jan. 31, 1950. 

T-13; Wike, R. A., Kannapolis; Feb. 14, 1949. 

T-484; Wile Transfer and Storage Co., J. C. Wile, d/b/a, Hendersonville; 
July 20, 1949. 

T-689, Sub. 1; Winston-Elkin Motor Express, V. L. Reneger and John B. 
Foster, t/a, Elkin; June 21, 1950. 



46 N. C. Utilities Commission 

SALES AND TRANSFERS APPROVED 

T-183, Sub. 1; A & E Truck Line, P. L. Everette, d/b/a, Battleboro; to 

Louis L. Davenport, Jr., Battleboro; June 2, 1950. 
T-401, Sub. 1; B & B Transfer Co., Claude J. Belton, d/b/a, Winston- 
Salem, H. Bryce Parker, administrator of estate; to B & B Transfer Co., 

Winston-Salem; Jan. 31, 1949. 
T-267, Sub. 1; B & M Transportation Co., E. E. Barringer and J. K. 

Moretz, t/a; to B & M Transportation Co., Lenoir; Aug. 3, 1949. 
T-404, Sub. 1; Barnes Truck Line, Roy Lee Barnes, Eddie Louis Barnes 

and Henry G. Barnes, Jr., d/b/a, Wilson; to Barnes Truck Lines, Inc., 

Wilson; Mar. 31, 1949. 
T-330, T-330, Sub. 1; Beaver Transfer Co., Ray W. Beaver, d/b/a, Lenoir, 

to Stewart L. Yount, Lenoir; May 29, 1950. Correction Order, changing 

vendee's name to Stuart L. Yount; June 13, 1950. 
T-243, Sub. 2; Black's Motor Express, D. J. Black, d/b/a; one-half interest 

to R. L. Burnett, Wilmington; June 15, 1949. 
T-414, Sub. 1; Chafin's Transfer, J. M. Chafin, d/b/a. High Point; part- 
nership interest to H. R. Gillespie; May 22, 1950. 
T-74, Sub. 1; Clayton Motor Lines, Inc., Roxboro; to Jackson Truck Lines, 

Inc.; Feb. 16, 1950. 
T-604, Sub. 2; Dotson, H. W., Winston-Salem; to Charlie F. Hutchens, 

Boonville; June 26, 1950. 
T-575, Sub. 1; Elders Transfer, Geo. C. Elders, d/b/a. Hickory; to Hickory 

Transfer Co.; Jan. 23, 1950. 
T- 346, Sub. 1; Evans, N. F., Tarboro, partnership rights in the Evans 

& Oakley Transfer Co., to Clifton L. Oakley; Jan. 16, 1950. 
T-60, Sub. 1; Fleming-Shaw Transfer Co., Roy F. and Roland J. Shaw, 

d/b/a, Greensboro; to Fleming-Shaw Transfer, Inc., Greensboro; Dec. 

5, 1949. 

T-251, Sub. 1; Hearn, C. F., New Hill; to L. L. and J. L. Holland, New 
Hill; June 20, 1950. 

T-355, Sub. 1; Henderson Motor Express, L. R. Gooch, d/b/a, Henderson; 

to Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, Va.; June 15, 1950. 
T-387, Sub. 1; J & M Trucking Co., James R. Heater, d/b/a, Charlotte; 

to W. Floyd Cochran, Charlotte; Sept. 29, 1949. 
T-123, Sub. 1 ; Jenkins, J. W., Sons & Co., James W. Jenkins, Jr., Norwood 

Thomas and Elizabeth C. Jenkins, d/b/a, Henderson; Jan. 18, 1950. 
T-205, Sub. 3; Jones & Minor, Ernest Ray Jones and Roy Lee Minor, 

d/b/a, Reidsville; partnership rights by Minor to Jones; Feb. 24, 1950. 
T-7, Sub. 1; Jones, S. T., Rocky Mount; to S. T. Smith, Rocky Mount; 

Sept. 30, 1949. 

T-127, Sub. 1; Kenan Oil Co., Durham; to Kenan Transport Co.; Aug. 6, 
1949. 

T-109, Sub. 1; Kittrell, J. B., Greenville; to J. B. Kittrell & Co.; Jan. 20, 
1950. 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 47 

T-380, Sub. 2; Lenoir Transport, Courtney Mitchell, Jr., d/b/a, Kinston; 

to Tidewater Transit Co., Inc., Kinston; July 8, 1949. 
T-82, Sub. 1; Loftin, R. G., High Point — Luvenia C. Loftin, administratix 

of estate; to Martin Motor Line, L. C. Martin, d/b/a. High Point; Dec. 

9, 1949. 
T-445, Sub. 1; Manning, John A., Jr.; to J. 0. Manning, Jr., Williamston; 

May 22, 1950. 
T-82, Sub. 2; Martin, L. C, Motor Line, L. C. Martin, d/b/a, High Point; 

to American Furniture Carrier, William W. Raper, Jr., d/b/a. High 

Point; June 29, 1950. 
T-448, Sub. 1 ; McCotter, J. D., Trucking Co., J. D. McCotter, d/b/a, Wash- 
ington; to J. D. McCotter, Inc., Washington; May 9, 1950. 
T-152, Sub. 1; Petroleum Carrier Corp., Jacksonville, Fla.; to Petroleum 

Carrier Corp. of N. C; Oct. 28, 1949. 
T-457, Sub. 1; Poole, J. W. Kinston; to B. C. Sutton, Kinston; Jan. 30, 

1950. 
T-156, Sub. 1; Pope Bros., Truck Lines, P. P. Pope, Jr., d/b/a, Battleboro; 

to Shippers Express, Inc.; June 20, 1950. 
T-380, Sub. 1; Rayner Transport, J. K. Rayner, d/b/a, Kinston; to Lenoir 

Transport, Courtney Mitchell, Jr., d/b/a, Kinston; Jan. 24, 1949. 
T-313, Sub. 2; Safety Transportation Corp., Weldon; to Roanoke Freight 

Lines, Inc., Garysburg; May 23, 1950. 
T-186, Sub. 2; Southern Freight Lines, W. R. Hardbarger, d/b/a. North 

Wilkesboro; to C & S Motor Express, E. F. Caudill, d/b/a. North Wilkes- 

boro; June 12, 1950. 
T-664, Sub. 1; Tar Heel Trucking Co., Henderson; to M. E. Whitmore, 

Henderson; Jan. 26, 1950. 
T-478, Sub. 1; Thompson, E. Leo, Bladenboro; partnership interest to 

Ennis W. Lewis and change of name to Lewis & Thompson Transfer; 

June 2, 1950. 
T-238, Sub. 2; Vick's Truck Line, J. A. Vick, d/b/a, Woodland; partner- 
ship interest to R. R. Vick, Woodland; June 26, 1950. 
T-222, Sub. 1; Wadesboro Motor Lines, Wadesboro; to Shippers Express, 

Charlotte; Nov. 9, 1949. 
T-612, Sub. 3; Wayne Trucking Co., Henry Faircloth, and J. S. Aycock, 

t/a, Goldsboro; partnership rights of Faircloth to Aycock; June 16, 1949. 
T-604, Sub. 1; Yarbrough, J. R., Winston-Salem; to H. W. Dotson, Winston- 
Salem; Oct. 6, 1949. 

LEASES AND AGREEMENTS APPROVED 

T-612; Faircloth, Henry, and James, S. Aycock; partnership agreement; 

Jan. 24, 1949. 
T-34, Sub. 1; Lipe Motor Lines, M. P. Lipe, d/b/a, Hickory; to Lipe Motor 

Lines, Inc., Hickory; lease and proposed sale; Mar. 29, 1949. Correction 

Order, Nov. 30, 1949. 



48 N. C. Utilities Commission 

T-153, Sub. 1; Ratliff, Steele H., Wadesboro; to Ratliff & Ratliff, Inc., 
Wadesboro; Dec. 9, 1949. 

T-46; Wilder Transfer Co., J. W. and Frances G. Wilder, d/b/a, Greens- 
boro; to T. M. Williams, Greensboro; Oct. 18, 1949. 

SHOW CAUSE ORDERS ISSUED 

T-560; Adcock, Mrs. Jimmie, administratrix of Jimmie Adcock, Varina; 

Feb. 13, 1950. 
T-326; Arrowood Transfer Co., Fred M. Arrowood, d/b/a, Gastonia; Feb. 

1, 1950. 
T-540; Austin-Ogburn Cotton Co., Inc., Smithfield; May 20, 1950. 
T-403; Baldwin Transfer, Algie Baldwin, d/b/a, Charlotte; May 6, 1949, 

Again, Sept. 26, 1949. 
T-328; Bankett, John C, Salisbury; June 8, 1949. 
T-415; Charles, H. H., Stokesdale; Nov. 25, 1949. 
T-25; Childress Transportation Co., G. N. Childress, d/b/a, Sanford; May 

6, 1949. Again, May 13, 1949. 
T-417; Couch, J. R., Durham; May 6, 1949. Again, May 19, 1949. 
T-422, Sub. 1; Davis Transportation Co., Tom I. Davis, d/b/a. New Bern; 

June 22, 1949. 
T-341; Drake's Transfer Co., B. E. Drake, d/b/a, Charlotte; May 6, 1949. 
T-347; Furniture City Motor Lines, Wesley O. Webb, d/b/a. High Point; 

May 6, 1949. 
T-349; G & M Motor Transfer Co., Inc., Statesville; July 7, 1949. 
T-679; Georgia-Carolina Freight Lines, C. C. Roberts and C. G. Rogers, 

Murphy; Aug. 1, 1949. 
T-290; Gray Trucking Co., R. J. Gray, d/b/a, Gastonia; June 8, 1949. 
T-429; Hardy's Transfer, J. W. Hardy, d/b/a, Farmville; Sept. 26, 1949. 

Again, Feb. 1, 1950. 
T-431; Heath, J. R., Acme; May 6, 1949. 
T-81; Hester's Transfer, Steadman Hester, d/b/a, Bladenboro; June 22, 

1949. 
T-204; Hill's Transfer, J. T. Hill, d/b/a, Fairmont; May 9, 1950. 
T-235; Hunsucker & Son, L. L. and J. L. Hunsucker, d/b/a, Newton; 

July 7, 1949. 
T-358; Inman's Transfer, J. R. Inman, d/b/a, Rowland; May 6, 1949. 
T-580; Johnson, Frank M., Conway; July 7, 1949. Postponed, July 21, 1949. 
T-82; Loftin, R. G., Transfer, R. G. Loftin, d/b/a, Luvenia C. Loftin, ad- 
ministratrix. High Point; May 6, 1949. 
T-495; Marley Bros., Bobby T, and Robert N. Marley, d/b/a, Burlington; 

June .8, 1949. Again, Nov. 29, 1949. 
T-116; HcBride, R. N. and W. H., Spray; Sept. 27, 1949. 
T-613; McCoy's Transfer, O. H. James and Billy McCoy, d/b/a, Durham; 

Oct. 4, 1949. Again, Nov. 3, 1949. 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 49 

T-253; McDaniel's Transfer, Grady G. and J. L. McDaniel, d/b/a, Eliza- 

bethtown; Feb. 1, 1950. 
T-449; McPherson, G. A., Greensboro; May 9, 1950. 

T-426, Sub. 1; Mount Olive Motor Lines, Inc., Mount Olive; May 9, 1950. 
T-373; Paul's Transfer, Paul J. Dunn, d/b/a, Kinston; Dec. 29, 1949. 
T-374; Perry's Transfer Co., W. C. and J. V. Perry, d/b/a, Raleigh; June 

22, 1949. 
T-376; Phillips Transfer, A. P. Phillips, d/b/a, Cameron; May 9, 1950. 
T-457; Poole, J. W., Kinston; May 6, 1949. 
T-387; R & M Transit Co., D. C. Rivenbark and L. F. Middleton, d/b/a, 

Wilmington; May 6, 1949. 
T-464; R & W Transfer, J. B. Wiggins, W. B. and G. H. Royster, d/b/a, 

Henderson; May 6, 1949. 
T-467; Sadler Trucking Co., C. R. Sadler, d/b/a, Charlotte; May 6, 1949. 
T-151; Satterfield, Drum Wright, Varina; July 7, 1949. 
T-186; Sub. 1; Southern Freight Lines, W. R. Hardbarger, d/b/a. North 

Wilkesboro; Aug. 1, 1949. 
T-664; Tar Heel Trucking Co., Henderson; Oct. 4, 1949. Again, Nov. 3, 

1949. 
T-657; Tanners Transfer Co., W. L Tanner, d/b/a. Rocky Mount; Oct. 25, 

1949. 
T-112; Terrell, A. E., Greensboro; May 6, 1949. 
T-482; Warlick Trucking Co., A. P. Warlick, d/b/a, Kings Mountain; 

Oct. 19, 1949. Again, Nov. 10. 1949. 
T-135; Washburn Oil Co., Inc., High Point; June 8, 1949. Again, Aug. 20, 

1949. 
T-261; Washington Transfer Co., Bell Swanner, d/b/a, Washington; May 

6, 1949. Again, Sept. 27, 1949 and Oct. 11, 1949. 
T-199; Williams, W. A., Wilmington; May 9, 1950. 

T-323; Wilson, R. W., Yanceyville; May 6, 1949. Again, May 19, 1949. 
T-486; Wright Motor Lines, Billy Palma Wright, d/b/a, Asheville; June 

22, 1949. 
T-604; Yarbrough, J. R., Winston-Salem; June 29, 1949. 

SHOW CAUSE ORDERS DISMISSED 

T-401, Sub. 1; B & B Transfer Co., Winston-Salem; May 18, 1949. 
T-403; Baldwin Transfer, Algie Baldwin, d/b/a, Charlotte; June 15, 1949. 
T-417; Couch, J. R., Durham; May 19, 1949. 
T-422, Sub. 1; Davis Transportation Co., Tom I. Davis, d/b/a, New Bern; 

July 18, 1949. 
T-429; Hardy's Transfer, J. W. Hardy, d/b/a, Farmville; Oct. 24, 1949. 

Again, Feb. 13, 1950. 

T-81; Hester's Transfer, Steadman Hester, d/b/a, Bladenboro; July 20, 
1949. 



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T-235; Hunsucker, L. L. & Son, L. L. and J. L. Hunsucker, d/b/a, Newton: 

July 20, 1949. 
T-538; Inman's Transfer, J. R. Inman, d/b/a, Rowland; May 11, 1949. 
T-580; Johnson, Frank M., Conway; July 22, 1949. 

T-426, Sub. 1; Mount Olive Motor Lines, Inc., Mount Olive; June 13, 1950. 
T-116; McBride, R. N. and W. H., Spray; Oct. 27, 1949. 
T-373; Paul's Transfer, Paul J. Dunn, d/b/a, Kinston; Feb. 22, 1950. 
T-374; Perry's Transfer Co., W. C. and J. V. Perry, d/b/a, Raleigh; July 

12, 1949. 
T-457; Poole, J. W., Kinston; June 22, 1949. 
T-464; R & W Transfer, J. B. Wiggins, W. B. and G. H. Royster, d/b/a, 

Henderson; June 13, 1949. 
T-551; Satterfield, Drum Wright, Varina; July 20, 1949. 
T-570; Shidal, Ralph B., Lincolnton; Sept. 27, 1949. 
T-186, Sub. 1; Southern Freight Lines, W. R. Hardbarger, d/b/a, North 

Wilkesboro; dismissed with restrictions; Sept. 19, 1949. 
T-112; Terrell, A. E., Greensboro; May 19, 1949. 
T-261; Washington Transfer Co., Bell Swanner, d/b/a, Washington; May 

18, 1949. 
T-604; Yarbrough, J. R., Winston-Salem; June 29, 1949. 

EXCEPTIONS OVERRULED 

T-327; Ayscue Truck Line, J. R., V. E., J. E., D. P. and D. L. Ayscue, 

d/b/a, Louisburg; Feb. 13, 1950. 
T-404; Barnes Truck Line, Inc., Wilson; May 12, 1950. 
T-273; Billings Transfer Corp., Inc., Lexington; Jan. 24, 1949. 
T-137; Britt Transportation Co., C. L. Britt, d/b/a. Rocky Mount; Sept. 

22, 1949. 
T-226; Burton Lines, Inc., Reidsville; Sept. 1, 1949. 
T-699; Davis, F. E., Raleigh; Apr. 19, 1950. 
T-27; Everett, Woodrow, Washington; Nov. 16, 1949. 
T-138; Everett Motor Line, John Henry and Charles Oris Everett, d/b/a, 

Conetoe; Dec. 20, 1949. 
T-98; Flippin, Coy, Pilot Mountain; Dec. 6, 1949. 

T-186; Gaskey Transfer Co., J. L. Gaskey, d/b/a, Salisbury; June 13, 1949. 
T-557, Sub. 1; Gresham, Sam T., Jr., Wilmington; Nov. 2, 1949. 
T-352; Grimes, Alton E., Robersonville ; May 12, 1950. 
T-139; H & L Transportation, W. T. Howell, Jr. and C. C. Lemonds, 

d/b/a, Greensboro; June 13, 1949. 
T-251; Hearn, C. F., New Hill; Feb. 15, 1950. 
T-293; Henry C. S., Transfer, Claude S. Henry, d/b/a, Rocky Mount; May 

12, 1950. 
T-141; Hoffler & Boney Transfer Co., Inc., Wallace; June 13, 1949. 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 51 

T-144; Home, C. A., Wilmington; July 13, 1949. 

T-7; Jones, S. T., Rocky Mount; Oct. 19, 1949. 

T-7, Sub. 1; Jones, S. T., Rocky Mount; Oct. 19, 1949. 

T-146; Jones Transfer, J. W. Jones, d/b/a, Fairmont; Jan. 10, 1950. 

T-364; Keith Motor Lines, Inc., Sanford; Nov. 7, 1949. 

T-41; Lenoir Transfer Co., Wade L. Thompson, d/b/a, Lenoir; Nov. 30, 

1949. 
T-10; Lockridge Transfer, Fred W. Lockridge, d/b/a. Kings Mountain; 

Jan. 31, 1950. 
T-149; Maybell Transport Co., Inc., Lexington; Oct. 19, 1949. 
T-376; Merchants Delivery Service, Floyd E. West, d/b/a, Raleigh; Feb. 

13, 1950. 
T-302; Morgan Trucking Co., R. D. Morgan, d/b/a, Charlotte; Aug. 19, 

1949. 
T-302, Sub. 1; Morgan Trucking Co., R. D. Morgan, d/b/a, and Morgan 

Transportation, Inc., Rufus B. Jones, d/b/a, Charlotte; Aug. 19, 1949. 
T-8, Sub. 1; Newman Bros. Trucking Co., Troy S. and J. H. Newman, 

d/b/a, Leaksville; Nov. 8, 1949. 
T-305; North State Motor Lines, Inc., Rocky Mount; May 12, 1950. 
T-208; Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond; Aug. 19, 1949. Sept. 26, 

1949. 
T-372; Parker, B. S., Raleigh; Apr. 19, 1950. 
T-193; Pate Transfer, Richard Norwood and Reedie Claxton Pate, d/b/a, 

Clinton; Dec. 28, 1949. 
T-374; Perry's Transfer Co., J. V. and W. C. Perry, d/b/a, Raleigh; Nov. 

30, 1949. 
T-105; Pinnell, J. K., Warrenton; June 13, 1949. 

T-668; Read's Truck Lines, J. L. Read, d/b/a, Norlina; Aug. 19, 1949. 
T-460; Reaves, W. T., Fayetteville ; Jan. 24, 1949. 

T-381; Russell Transfer Co., G. L. Russell, d/b/a, Charlotte; May 26, 1950. 
T-155; Smith, Joseph P., Whiteville; June 13, 1949. 
T-315; Standard Warehouse & Trucking Co., Charlotte; May 11, 1950. 
T-241; Wyatt Transfer & Storage Co., Kannapolis; Aug. 18, 1949. 

EXCEPTIONS ALLOWED 

T-729; Brewer, Selby, Wilson; May 12, 1950. 

T-74, Sub. 1 and T-213; Clayton Motor Lines, Inc., Roxboro; Mar. 22, 1950. 

APPLICATIONS REINSTATED 

T-416; City Transfer & Storage Co., I. M. Lassiter and J. W. Williams, 
d/b/a. High Point; temporary authority reinstated; Mar. 30, 1950. 

T-125; Goldston Transfer, W. D. Goldston, d/b/a, Leaksville; Nov. 29, 1949. 

T-159; Odell Truck Lines, G. E. Odell, d/b/a. Spray; Dec. 1, 1949. 

T-156; Pope Bros. Truck Line, P. P. Pope, Jr., d/b/a, Battleboro; May 
20, 1949. 



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T-177; Poteat, Woodrow W., Hickory; Dec. 15, 1949. 

T-194; Ray, W. G. & Son, Inc., Burlington; Dec. 13, 1949. 

T-382; S & L Transfer Co., B. C. Lancaster and H. W. Spence, d/b/a, 

Kinston; Sept. 23, 1949. 
T-664; Tar Heel Trucking Co., Henderson; Nov. 4, 1949. 
T-29; Vance Trucking Co., Inc., Henderson; Oct. 27, 1949. 
T-135; Washburn Oil Co., High Point; Oct. 5, 1949. 
T-224; White Transfer Co., A. L. and Neal R. White, d/b/a, Biltmore; 

Dec. 21, 1949. 
T-124; Yount Transfer, Inc., Hickory; Sept. 16, 1949. 

PETITIONS FOR REHEARING DENIED 

T-210; Berry and Decker Transfer, J. C. Townsend, d/b/a, Hildebran; 
June 21, 1949. 

T-137; Britt Transportation Co., C. L. Britt, d/b/a, Rocky Mount; Oct. 
7, 1949. 

T-56; Carolina Storage and Distributing Co., M. B. Koonce, d/b/a, Ra- 
leigh; June 13, 1949. 

T-52; Church Motor Lines, Charlotte; May 20, 1949. 

T-228; Colonial Motor Freight Lines, Inc., High Point; Aug. 19, 1949. 

T-699; Davis, F. E., Raleigh; May 2, 1950. 

T-22; Dedmon Trucking Co., A. B. Dedmon, d/b/a, Shelby; May 20, 1949. 

T-167; Garrett Transfer Co., W. T. Garrett, d/b/a, Winston-Salem; June 
13, 1949. 

T-168; Gaskey Transfer Co., J. L. Gaskey, d/b/a, Salisbury; June 29, 1949. 

T-141; Hoffler and Boney Transfer Co., Inc., Wallace; June 29, 1949. 

T-62; Howell Transfer Co., Grover T. Howell, d/b/a, Shelby; June 13, 1949. 

T-23; Clay Hyder Trucking Line, Clay Hyder, d/b/a, Hendersonville ; 
May 20, 1949. 

T-235; L. L. Hunsucker and Son, L. L. and J. L. Hunsucker, d/b/a, New- 
ton; Aug. 19, 1949. 

T-296; Jocie Motor Lines, Inc., Charlotte; May 20, 1949. 

T-7; Jones, S. T., Rocky Mount; Nov. 19, 1949. 

T-7, Sub. 1; Jones, S. T., Rocky Mount; Nov. 19, 1949. 

T-146; Jones Transfer, J. W. Jones, d/b/a, Fairmont; Jan. 20, 1949. 

T-113; K & Y Motor Lines, D. L. Youngblood, d/b/a, Fletcher; May 3, 
1950. 

T-364; Keith Motor Lines, Inc., Sanford; Nov. 7, 1949. 

T-364, Sub. 3; Keith Motor Lines, Inc., Sanford; May 20, 1949. 

T-365; Kilgo Transfer Co., Inc., Charlotte; May 20, 1949. 

T-34; Lipe Motor Lines, Inc., Hickory; May 20, 1949. 

T-147; Loftin, F. T., d/b/a, an individual, Troutman; June 28, 1949. 



Division of Motor Freight Transportation 53 

T-10; Lockridge Transfer, Fred W. Lockridge, d/b/a, Kings Mountain; 
Feb. 13, 1950. 

T-367; Merchants Delivery Service, Floyd E. West, d/b/a, Raleigh; Mar. 
2, 1950. 

T-302, Sub. 1; Morgan Trucking Co., R. D. Morgan, d/b/a, and Morgan 
Transportation, Inc., Rufus B. Jones, d/b/a, Charlotte; Sept. 3, 1949. 

T-105; J. K. Pinnell, Warrenton; June 29, 1949. 

T-174; R & J Transport, R. J. Reed and W. G. Johnson, d/b/a, Winston- 
Salem; Aug. 2, 1949. 

T-153; Ratliff & Ratliff, Steele A. Ratliff, d/b/a, Wadesboro; June 13, 1949. 

T-668; Read's Truck Line, J. L. Read, d/b/a, Norlina; Sept. 3, 1949. 

T-312; S & S Trucking Co., Mrs. Louise J. Sharpe, d/b/a, Greensboro; 
May 20, 1949. 

T-155; Smith, Joseph P., Whiteville; June 29, 1949. 

T-388; I. J. Stevens and Sons, Earl, L R. and I. J. Stevens, d/b/a, Wil- 
mington; June 16, 1949. 

T-536; Swain Motor Freight Lines, Ray Gregory, d/b/a, Bryson City; 
Apr. 27, 1950. 

T-1; Tallant Transfer Co., Inc., Hickory; May 20, 1949. 

T-392; Twin States Express, Inc., Charlotte; Oct. 19, 1949. 

T-181; Winecoff Motor Lines, Inc., Concord; May 20, 1949. 

PETITION FOR REHEARING ALLOWED 

T-278; Branch's Transfer, H. G. Branch, d/b/a, Lumberton; May 20, 1949. 

SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS APPROVED 

T-556; Bracey, R. L., Rowland; Oct. 17, 1949. 
T-213; Clayton Motor Lines, Inc., Roxboro; Mar. 7, 1949. 
T-290; Gray Trucking Co., Gastonia; June 23, 1949; Oct. 26, 1949. 
T-370; North State Transport, A. V. Goodman, d/b/a, Raleigh; Feb. 10, 
1949. Additional period granted Apr. 4, 1949. 

EXTENSIONS OF TIME ALLOWED 

T-113; K & Y Motor Lines, D. L. Youngblood, d/b/a, Fletcher; Mar. 2, 
1950. 

T-667; McKeithan Motor Line, J. D. McKeithan, d/b/a, Raeford; May 23, 
1949. 

T-254; Parker, A. B., Raleigh; Mar. 27, 1950. 

T-372; Parker, B. S., Raleigh; Mar. 20, 1950. 

T-174; R & J Transport, J. R. Reed and W. G. Johnson, d/b/a, Winston- 
Salem, June 20, 1949. 

T-65; Wicker Pickup and Delivery, W. K. Wicker, d/b/a, Burlington; 
Apr. 20, 1949. 



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MISCELLANEOUS 

FINAL DECISION AND ORDER VACATED 

T-487; B & M Transfer Co., Miles S. Barnes and James H. McClain, d/b/a, 
Charlotte; Jan. 18, 1950. 

AMENDMENT TO APPLICATION APPROVED 

T-70; Edmac Trucking Co., Inc., Fayetteville ; Jan. 26, 1949. 

TEMPORARY PERMIT REVISED 

T-38; James 0. Garner, Southport; June 1, 1949. 

HEARINGS CONTINUED 

T-429; Hardy's Transfer, J. W. Hardy, d/b/a, Farmville; Mar. 28, 1950. 
T-359; Hoplcins, Ambrose B., Jr., Columbia; Mar. 28, 1950. 

TEMPORARY PERMIT REVISED 

T-363; Jurgensen Motor Transfer, Christian A. Jurgensen, d/b/a, Wil- 
mington; June 1, 1949. 

APPLICATION PARTIALLY AMENDED 

T-205, Sub. 1 and Sub. 2; Jones and Minor, Earnest Ray Jones and Roy 
Lee Minor, d/b/a, Reidsville; Nov. 10, 1949. 

LOAN APPROVED 

T-106, Sub. 1; To McLean Trucking Co., Inc., Winston-Salem, by Recon- 
struction Finance Corporation; Feb. 10, 1949. 

SUPPLEMENTAL ORDERS ISSUED 

T-106, Sub. 1; McLean Trucking Co., Winston-Salem; first supplemental 
order in approval of a loan, July 25, 1949; Second Supplemental Order, 
Sept. 6, 1949. 

PETITION TO SELL DENIED 

T-341, Sub. 1; Drake's Transfer Co., B. E. Drake, d/b/a, Charlotte; Aug. 

24, 1949. 
T-347, Sub. 1; Furniture City Motor Lines, Wesley O. Webb, d/b/a, High 

Point; Sept. 20, 1949. 
T-370, Sub. 1; North State Transport, A. V. Goodman, d/b/a, Raleigh; 

Aug. 2, 1949. 

SPECIAL REPORT OF OPERATIONS REQUIRED 

T-208; Overnite Transportation Co., Richmond, Va.; Nov. 2, 1949. 



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PROTEST DISALLOWED 

T-159; Odell Truck Lines, G. E. Odell, d/b/a, Spray; Jan. 6, 1949. 

ORDER TO DISCLOSE DEBTS 

T-375, Sub. 1; Piedmont-Carolina Lines, Inc., Asheboro; June 16, 1950. 

INVESTIGATION AND SUSPENSION ORDERED 

T-691, Sub. 3; Piedmont-Carolina Lines, Inc., Asheboro; June 28, 1950. 

CASE CONTINUED 

T-40; Raynor, J. D., Wilmington; Oct. 18, 1949. 

RESUMPTION OF OPERATIONS ORDERED 

T-686; Renfro Transport Co., J. 0. Renfro, d/b/a, Wendell; Aug. 15, 1949. 

FINAL DECISION AND ORDER VACATED 

T-96; Raeford Trucking Co., J. W. McPhaul, d/b/a, Raeford; Nov. 3, 1949. 

CHANGE IN NAME APPROVED 

T-619, Sub. 1; Standard Truck Co., Inc., to Standard Paper Delivery Co., 
Asheville; June 26, 1950. 

T-315, Sub. 1 ; Standard Warehouse and Trucking Co., to Standard Truck- 
ing Co., Charlotte; June 29, 1950. 

CORRECTION ORDERED 

T-319; S. J. Thomas Transfer, S. J. Thomas, d/b/a, Burlington; June 27, 
1950. 

PERMISSION TO FILE BRIEF AND ORAL ARGUMENT 
T-224; White Transfer Co., Biltmore; Aug. 19, 1949. 



TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT 



RAILROADS 



INTRASTATE FREIGHT SERVICE 

Railroads are classified according to their annual gross revenues. Those 
receiving gross revenue in excess of $1,000,000 annually fall within the 
Class I group. The Class II Carriers have annual revenues of $100,000 
or more while the gross yearly earnings of a Class III line are below 
$100,000. 

Eleven Class I companies, one of which is an electric line, ten Class II, 
and thirteen Class III carriers, a total of 34, operate 4,554 miles of railroad 
within the borders of our State. Additionally, the Railway Express Agency, 
an aifiliate of the railroads, utilizes railroad facilities over the greater 
part of the total mileage in providing service of high value for a large 
volume of traffic which usually moves in small units and requires quick 
delivery. Several of the railroads operate motor trucks over hundreds of 
highway route miles which parallel their rails, thereby coordinating motor 
vehicle carriage with rail service in economical and proficient movement 
of less than carload traffic. The Railway Express Agency also engages in 
highway transportation on a number of its routes in lieu of rail facilities 
formerly utilized in the performance of express service. 

A substantial diversion of merchandise or less than carload traffic from 
rail to highway transportation and a similar diversion of carload traffic, 
exceptionally heavy in some areas, has resulted in crowding the Commis- 
sion's docket with numerous proceedings relating to railroad agencies and 
facilities, many of which are of a highly controversial nature and difficult 
of proper solution. During the period of this report, it was necessary to 
hold public hearings in thirty-one of the cases, while an additional exact 
number of thirty-one were disposed of by conference, correspondence and 
other informal processes. Fifteen other controversies relating to sidetracks 
and other terminal services have been concluded, while a number of others, 
some of which are of an adversary nature, are yet to be disposed of. 

INTRASTATE PASSENGER SERVICE 

Continued diversion of passenger travel from trains to private and public 
forms of highway transport gave rise to a total of 41 actions for deter- 
mination by the Commission. These disputes include stopping of trains on 
signal, change of schedule, curtailment and resumption of service, etc. A 
total of 15 formal hearings were conducted, some of which extended into 
a second day, while the remainder of 26 such matters were disposed of by 
informal negotiation and other modified procedures. Additionally, a num- 
ber of controversies in this category are pending on both the formal and 
informal dockets. 

INTRASTATE RAILROAD FREIGHT RATES 

The official file contains a total of 280 current freight rate and express 
tariffs varying in size from one page up to three hundred pages. In one 
degree or another, rate changes take place daily on a statutory minimum 



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of 30 days advance notice. Upon proof of unusual circumstances the Com- 
mission may reduce the period of notice, and it is called upon to do so in 
disposing of approximately 75 such applications filed by the railroads dur- 
ing the course of a year. 

G.S. 62-126 specifically provides for a special type of proceeding to fix 
transportation rates, and when such an investigation is initiated it must 
be concluded within a period of six months. Another kind of formal rate 
action is of an adversary nature and is sometimes referred to as a com- 
plaint and answer case. Still a different type is an investigation on the 
Commission's own motion into the rate level applicable to one or more of 
the many hundreds of commodities which move wholly within the State. 
These activities involve formal hearings and are known as general investi- 
gation cases. Also, an occasional number on the docket indicates the 
presence there of a so-called revenue case as distinguished from a rate 
case. The former contemplates a general percentagewise increase in the 
rates on all trafiic to secure a sufficiency of total operating revenues, 
whereas, the latter involves a slight redistribution of the total burden by 
shifting what is usually a minor part of it from one commodity or group 
to another. Occasionally, the divisions of revenue on joint traffic are in 
dispute and must have the careful judicial attention of the Commission. 
Additionally, the Commission is frequently called upon to grant or deny 
an award of damages to shippers who paid and bore the charges on ship- 
ments which at time of movement were assessed at legal rates and there- 
after the lawfulness of such rates were affirmed or adjudged to the con- 
trary. These matters are generally classed as reparation cases. 

In addition to the foregoing variety of rate proceedings, a substantial 
number of which at one stage of development or another are always on 
the formal docket, there is yet another kind which arises under the follow- 
ing statutory provisions apparently excluding highway transport but defi- 
nitely applying to railroad operations. G.S. 62-128, "It shall be unlawful 
for any common carrier to charge or receive any greater compensation in 
the aggregate for the transportation of passengers or of like kind of prop- 
erty under substantially similar circumstances and conditions for a shorter 
than for a longer distance over the same line in the same direction, the 
shorter being included within the longer distance." This prohibition may 
be relaxed over direct routes when justified by a strong showing of un- 
usual conditions. Relief sought in some twenty applications considered 
during the biennium with but minor exceptions was denied. However, there 
is an outstanding order authorizing general unrestricted movement over 
the indirect routes and a pending investigation to determine what, if any, 
circuity limitations should be imposed. 

INTRASTATE RAILROAD PASSENGER FARES 

This file of tariffs as required by law contains 136 separate current pub- 
lications, most of which are of conventional size in conformity with the 
rules of construction. Some two dozen applications for authority to estab- 
lish changes in fares and practices on less than the statutory notice pf 3Q 
days are received, processed and concluded in the course of a year. 



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The denial after hearing- of an application by the railroads to increase 
their intrastate coach fares was appealed to the federal courts and upon 
being sustained by the Supreme Court of the United States, the Com- 
mission then carried the matter into the State court with the result that 
more than a quarter of a million dollars in excess fares recovered from 
the railroads will escheat to the University upon expiration of the statutory 
limitation which has a little more than two years to run. 

INTRASTATE MOTOR CARRIER FREIGHT RATES 

Approximately, 65 per cent of intercity freight traffic in the country as 
a whole moves by railroad while approximately 9 per cent moves by both 
private and public trucks. The remainder is handled by pipeline and car- 
riers operating over inland waterways. Certain factors may result in a 
slightly different ratio of truck to rail traffic with respect to intrastate 
volume, nevertheless, the proportion is reflected in the small unit of high- 
way carriage as compared with mass facilities of railroad transportation. 
The fact that some 500 separate motor freight entities are certificated as 
common carriers makes of rate regulation a difficult and complex problem. 

More than a hundrfed tariffs of common carriers and rate schedules of 
contract carriers currently in effect publish the rates and charges of these 
truck operators for transporting hundreds of commodities with a variety 
of transportation characteristics at different and constantly changing rate 
levels. With but slight variation, the different types of rate actions as 
briefly described under the preceding paragraph relating to railroad freight 
rates, arise also in full diversity and number with respect to motor car- 
rier freight rates. During the period of this report, approximately 75 
applications were filed by motor freight carriers for relief under special 
circumstances from the statutory provisions for filing and posting tariffs. 
Many Investigation and Suspension matters, adversary proceedings and 
other similar cases were disposed of or are pending on the formal docket, 
to say nothing of literally hundreds of controversies which have been set 
at rest by issuing informal opinions. 

INTRASTATE AND INTERCITY BUS FARES 

During this post war period with production and use of automobiles at 
an all time high, the continuing diversion of passenger traffic from public 
to private methods of transport has increased common carrier unit costs. 
This situation coupled with the rise in prices of labor and materials has 
brought numerous petitions from the 200 urban and intercity carriers 
seeking authority to increase or otherwise adjust fares designed to sta- 
bilize net operating results. Among other considerations in relation to the 
public interest, these matters present the very grave problem of determin- 
ing whether under efficient and economical management, denial or modifica- 
tion of the proposed fares is more likely to yield a satisfactory return and 
unimpaired service than would approval of the full increase as sought with 
further diversion of revenues to the point of service curtailment. Despite 
a program of tariff simplification, the number of current issues on file 
with the Cpmrnission has reached a total of 337. 



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INTERSTATE RATE ADJUSTMENT AND SERVICE MATTERS 

Under the provisions of G.S. 62-131, the Commission is frequently called 
upon to act as a moving party or to participate as an intervener in pro- 
ceedings before the established interstate rate making agencies and the 
Interstate Commerce Commission. Such action is necessary to protect in- 
dustry and agriculture from burdensome and inequitable freight rate ad- 
justments and also to represent the general public in controversies which 
involve the adequacy of services and facilities. One of the most important 
and far reaching freight rate investigations ever undertaken by the Inter- 
state Commerce Commission is Docket No. 28,300, Class Rate Investigation, 
and No. 28,310, Consolidated Freight Classification, The scope of these 
investigations include issues providing an avenue whereby the Utilities 
Commission is taking aggressive action for the purpose of obtaining results 
which will remove existing discriminations in rates on certain manufac- 
tured articles and which will provide a yardstick for future use in elim- 
inating unreasonable rates on other commodities. Despite strong opposition 
by diligent adversaries, the Commission's efforts have been rewarded by 
some measure of success, however, the struggle is still in progress and 
before attaining satisfactory conclusive results it may be anticipated that 
forthcoming orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission will again be 
subjected to review by the Supreme Court. 

Another case is I.C.C. Docket No. 29,440 wherein the Commission com- 
plained formally against the railroads, attacking the rates on coal from 
mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. This matter was prose- 
cuted in collaboration with representatives of industry and agriculture and 
a downward adjustment was obtained which reduced the annual coal 
freight bill of industry and agriculture by approximately one-half million 
dollars, a substantial part of which inures directly to institutions main- 
tained and operated by the State. 

Many other investigations are pending which bear directly on the inter- 
state rate structure of the State, however, only one additional proceeding 
will here be mentioned. It is I.C.C. No. 5500, Unloading Charges on Fruits 
and Vegetables at New York and Philadelphia, involving a charge of 
approximately $30 per car over and above the regular transportation 
charges, for unloading fresh fruits and vegetables at two of the most desir- 
able markets in the entire country. New York and Philadelphia. A favor- 
able proposed report has been issued, which if sustained by a majority of 
the federal commission, will remove these charges from hundreds of cars 
shipped each year by North Carolina growers and producers. Thus, it may 
be observed that with respect to intrastate rate and fare activities, the 
North Carolina Commission is the regulating agency, and that while en- 
deavoring to maintain a proper interstate rate structure, the Commission 
acts in the capacity of an advocate. The recognized affinity between the two 
separate but related functions requires the maintenance of a file of more 
than 2,000 freight and passenger tariffs, ranging up to 600 pages in size. 

The Commission's protection of public interest with respect to facilities 
is illustrated by a development which deprived a county seat of its only 
railroad service. A program was then fostered which resulted in substi- 
tuting an independently owned and operated truck service with through 



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joint routes and rates as if it were a railroad. Participation in I.C.C. 
94,265 (Sub. No. 12), Bonney Motor Express, to remove discrimination in 
marketing peanuts is but one other example of many related interstate 
service matters. 

AGENCIES DISCONTINUED 

R-1, Sub. 2; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; at Wakulla; July 13, 1949. 

R-1, Sub. 10; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; at Castle Hayne; Dec. 
12, 1949. 

R-12; Atlantic and Yadkin Railway Co.; at Summerfield; Nov. 29, 1949. 

4413; Clinchfield Railroad Co.; at Sevier; June 16, 1949. 

R-26, Sub. 1 ; \ Norfolk and Western Railway Co. 

R-35; ( Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Co. 

Discontinuance of agency, abandonment and dismantling of station build- 
ing at South Winston-Salem; Dec. 3, 1949. 

2260; Railway Express Agency, Inc., at Barium Springs; Nov. 5, 1949. 

R-5; Railway Express Agency, Inc.; at Summerfield; Nov. 29, 1949. 

820; Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co.; at Margaret; Sept. 19, 1949. 

BUILDINGS AND PLATFORMS ABANDONED AND DISMANTLED 

2512; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; Stations 

At Brake; Apr. 23, 1949. 

At Edgecombe; Sept. 17, 1949. 

Covered platform at Heartsease; Apr. 23, 1949. 
R-1, Sub. 1; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; station at Manchester; Oct. 

7, 1949. 

R-1, Sub. 6; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; covered platform at Ed- 
ward; Oct. 7, 1949. 

R-1, Sub. 8; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; platform at Folkstone; Oct. 
6, 1949. 

R-1, Sub. 12; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; platform at Rooks; Dec. 
5, 1949. 

R-1, Sub. 15; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; station at Ashton; Feb. 
2, 1950. 

R-1, Sub. 16; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; station at Parkersburg: 
Apr. 26, 1950. 

R-1, Sub. 17; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; station at Overhills; Apr. 
26, 1950. 

2260; Southern Railway Co.; stations 

At Barium Springs; abandoned and changed to prepay point for carload 
shipments only; Sept. 19, 1949. 

At Bethania; abandoned and changed to prepay point for carload ship- 
ments only; Dec. 2, 1949. 

2089; Southern Railway Co.; abandonment of depot building and erection 
of waiting booth and storage shed at Advance; Oct. 22, 1949. 



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R-29, Sub. 4; Southern Railway Co.; passenger depot at Shelby; Nov. 30, 

1949. 
R-29, Sub. 9; Southern Railway Co.; combination freight and passenger 

service at Earl dismantled, a booth substituted; Feb. 23, 1950. 

SERVICE: SIDE TRACKS ABANDONED AND REMOVED 

4218; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; 

At Hough; Oct. 6, 1949. 

At Snells; Oct. 6, 1949. 

Near Carlton Siding; Mar. 2, 1949. 
R-6, Sub. 1; Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co.; at Womble Spur; Jan. 6, 

1950. 
R-29, Sub. 8; Southern Railway Co.; passing track at Lake; Dec. 6, 1949. 

SERVICE: CHANGE OF SCHEDULES, DISCONTINUANCES, ETC. 

R-8; Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad Co.; discontinuance of rail buses 38 

and 41 between Aberdeen and Fayetteville ; Oct. 17, 1949. 
4475; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; discontinuance of flag stops 

At Earley; Sept. 6, 1949. 

At Speed; Feb. 5, 1949. 

At Hayne; Feb. 18, 1949. 

At Vander; Feb. 18, 1949. 

At Nonesta; Mar. 11, 1949. 

At Sandhills; Mar. 11, 1949. 

At Richards; May 16, 1949. 

At Rooks; May 17, 1949. 

At Palmyra; June 7, 1949. 
4569; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; adjustment of schedules on trains 

48 and 49 between Wilmington and Rocky Mount; Apr. 14, 1949. 

Supplemental Order, Apr. 15, 1949. 
4681; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; changing regular stop to flag stop 

At Delco; Oct. 7, 1949. 

At Bolton; Dec. 21, 1949. 
R-1; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; discontinuance of passenger trains 

56 and 57 between Wilmington and Fayetteville on Sunday; June 3, 1949. 
R-1, Sub. 5; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; discontinuance of trains 

43, 44, 48 and 49 between Rocky Mount and the N. C.-Va. State Line; 

Feb. 28, 1950. Commissioners James and McMahan dissenting. 
R-47; Atlantic and Danville Railway Co.; discontinuance of passenger 

service between Norfolk, Va. and Danville, Va. through Granville, Per- 
son and Caswell Counties: allowed for period of 1 year as experiment; 

July 28, 1949. 
R-10; Atlantic and East Carolina Railway Co.; discontinuance of railway 

passenger service between Goldsboro and Morehead City; Feb. 28, 1950. 

Commissioners James and McMahan dissenting. 



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R-29, Sub. 1; Danville and Western Railway Co.; discontinuance of pas- 
senger service on mixed trains at Draper, Spray and Leaksville; June 
4, 1950. 

4709 ; Norfolk and Western Railway Co. ; discontinuance of passenger trains 
from Roanoke to Va.-N. C. State Line; June 2, 1949. 

R-26; Norfolk and Western Railway Co.; discontinuance of passenger 
trains 37 and 38; readjustment of schedules and service of passenger 
trains 35 and 36; Nov. 8, 1949. 

R-5, Sub. 10; Railway Express Agency, Inc.; discontinuance of operation 
between Greensboro and Mount Airy; June 12, 1950. 

R-5, Sub. 11; Railway Express Agency, Inc.; discontinuance of express 
service between Asheville and Murphy; June 16, 1950. 

4725; Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co.; seasonal consolidation of trains 
5 and 9 southbound, 6 and 10 northbound; Apr. 20, 1949. 

4703; Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co.; seasonal schedule changes of pas- 
senger trains; Apr. 23, 1949. 

R-6, Sub. 2; Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co.; discontinuance of mixed 
train passenger service on trains 211 and 212 to and from Moncure 
and Pittsboro; Feb. 1, 1950. 

R-29, Sub. 2; Southern Railway Co.; change to train schedule 136 from 
N. C.-S. C. State Line to N. C.-Va. Line; June 16, 1949. 

R-29, Sub. 7; Southern Railway Co.; addition and modification of sched- 
ules between Asheville and Salisbury; Asheville and Greensboro; Oct. 
21, 1949. 

APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 

4551; Clinchfield Railroad; to abandon flag stop and freight station at 
Lundy; Feb. 14, 1949. 

R-5, Sub. 6; ) Railway Express Agency, Inc. 
R-1, Sub. 4; j Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co. 
To discontinue agency at Wade; Jan. 30, 1950. 

R-6, Sub. 3; J Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co. 
R-18, Sub. 1 ; j Clinchfield Railroad Co. 

To discontinue station and agency at Bostic; Mar. 30, 1950. 

R-29, Sub. 3; Southern Railway Co.; to discontinue passenger trains 13 
and 14 between Winston-Salem and North Wilkesboro; July 11, 1949. 

APPLICATIONS DISMISSED, DENIED 

4475; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; to discontinue flag stops at 

Drum Hill; Apr. 23, 1949. 

At Montague; June 3, 1949. 
4681; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; to change regular stop to flag 

stop at Cerro Gordo; Nov. 8, 1949. 
R-1, Sub. 4; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; to discontinue agency at 

Wade; Jan. 30, 1950. 



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R-1, Sub. 7; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; to discontinue agency at 

Halifax; Jan. 20, 1950. 
R-1, Sub. 9; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; to discontinue agency 

at Stokes; Feb. 13, 1950. 

Exceptions Overruled; Mar. 8, 1950. 

R-1, Sub. 13; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; to discontinue agency 
at Currie; Dec. 16, 1949. 

R-1, Sub. 14; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; to discontinue agency at Bol- 
ton; Jan. 11, 1950. 

R-1, Sub. 23 ; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co. ; to discontinue agency 
at Calypso; Apr. 26, 1950 

R-10, Sub. 2; 1 Atlantic & East Carolina Railroad. 

R-5, Sub. 2; j Railway Express Agency, Inc. 
To discontinue agency at Dover; Apr. 28, 1950. 

4710; Norfolk and Western Railway Co.; to discontinue trains 87 and 38; 
May 5, 1949. 

R-5, Sub. 2; Railway Express Agency, Inc.; to discontinue agency at 
Dover; Apr. 25, 1950. 

R-5, Sub. 5; Railway Express Agency, Inc.; to discontinue agency at 
Glenwood; May 24, 1950. 

R-5, Sub. 6; Railway Express Agency, Inc.; to discontinue agency at 
Wade; Jan. 30, 1950. 

4679; Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co.; to discontinue agency at Mars- 
ton; Aug. 5, 1949. 

3832; Southern Railway Co.; to discontinue stopping train 21 at Mc- 
Leansville; July 13, 1949. 

4658; Southern Railway Co.-Norfolk Southern Railway Co.; order of 
investigation and suspension re: routing restrictions; June 14, 1949. 

4699; Southern Railway Co.; to discontinue agency at Alexander; July 
27, 1949. 

4732; Southern Railway Co.; to substitute mixed train service between 
Winston-Salem and North Wilkesboro; June 9, 1949. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

JOINT PETITION APPROVED 

R-8, ] Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad Co. 

B-69, Sub. 10 J Queen City Coach Co. 

R-8; discontinuance of railway passenger buses 38 and 41 between 

Aberdeen and Fayetteville ; 

B-69; Sub. 10; extension of operations to include those points formerly 

serviced by the railway buses; Feb. 28, 1950. 

ABANDONMENT AND DISMANTLING OF FACILITIES 
PARTIALLY GRANTED 

1498; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; facilities at Watha; Oct. 31, 
1949. 



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FINAL DECISION POSTPONED 

R-1, Sub. 22; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; final decision re: dis- 
continuance of agency at Pikeville postponed until 1950 records are 
available; Mar. 9, 1950. 

AUTHORITY TO WAIVE UNDERCHARGES GRANTED 

R-10; Sub. 3; Atlantic and East Carolina Railway Co.-Southern Railway 
Co.; June 20, 1950. 

ORDER VACATED 

2809; Carolina and Northwestern Railway Co.; order re: maintenance 
of side track extending into the Piedmont Wagon and Manufacturing 
Co. plant, dated July 21, 1943; vacated Aug. 26-, 1949. 

RELOCATION OF -DEPOT AND SIDE TRACKS AUTHORIZED 

4655; Carolina and Northwestern Railway Co.; depot at Lenoir; Mar. 4, 
1949. 

COMMON CARRIER OPERATIONS OVER FORMER RAIL 
ROUTE AUTHORIZED 

T-670; Carthage Transportation Co.; operations over abandoned route of 
Moore Central Railroad Co. between Carthage and Cameron; May 11, 
1949. 

TRUCKING RIGHTS GRANTED 

R-5; Sub. 11; Railway Express Agency, Inc.; operations between Asheville 
and Murphy; June 16, 1950. 

AUTHORITY TO RELOCATE, REPAIR AND ENLARGE 
PASSENGER STATION GRANTED 

R-29; Southern Railway Co.; station at Kernersville ; Nov. 10, 1949. 



TELEPHONE DIVISION 



REPORT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE 
TELEPHONE DIVISION 

September 1, 1949 Through June 30, 1950 

The Utilities Commission is charged with the responsibility of regulat- 
ing the rates and services of telephone companies operating within the 
State. The powers and responsibilities of the Commission are set forth 
in the General Statutes, Chapter 62. 

In accordance with Section 62-10-1, a communications engineer has been 
employed since September 1, 1949. His duties consist of providing the 
Commission with technical information on plant costs, traffic and tariffs. 
He works directly with subscribers and applicants for telephones to facili- 
tate the improvement and the extension of service. He assists small com- 
panies which do not maintain an engineering staff with engineering prob- 
lems, and he makes recommendations to eliminate costly mistakes which 
would be detrimental to the rate payers and to those desiring additional 
service. 

For the period of eighteen months from January 1, 1949, through 
June 30, 1950, the telephone companies expanded and improved telephone 
services at an accelerated rate never before equalled within this State. 
During the year of 1949, approximately 140,000 new telephones were in- 
stalled, resulting in a net gain of approximately 55,500 telephones. Dur- 
ing the first six months of 1950, 79,088 telephones were installed, with 
51,583 removals, making a net gain of 27,505. This brought the total 
number of telephones in service on June 30, 1950, to 526,749. This num- 
ber represents one telephone for every 8 persons in the State. 

No records are available for the year 1949, or prior years, to show 
what per cent of the telephones gained were rural and what per cent 
were urban. Records for the first six months of 1950 show the net gain 
of 27,505 telephones, 13,045 of which were in the base rate area. In the 
remaining area, considered the rural section of the State, there was a 
net gain of 9,796. The remainder of 4,664 telephones represents the num- 
ber of extensions that were installed. 

While approximately 27,505 telephones have been added during the 
last six months of the period covered by this report, on June 30, 1950. 
there were pending requests for 53,538 additional telephones. Although 
this number represents the requests on file with the telephone companies, 
interest among the population who have not registered formal requests 
indicates the desire for telephone service several times this number. 

The communications engineer has investigated more than one thousand ' 
requests for securing either new or improved service. The results of 
these investigations have benefited a much larger number of people than 
those who have been directly contacted. The demand for assistance with 
telephone problems increased so much that the Commission has now added 
an investigator to expedite the telephone program. 

During the first six months of 1950, the Commission held six show cause 
hearings, learning in each case that telephone service had not expanded 
sufficiently or that the existing service needed improving. Hearings on 
other show cause orders are already scheduled for the months following. 



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In addition, there have been approximately sixty conferences with groups 
of citizens to discuss telephone problems. Some were held in Raleigh, 
while others were conducted in various parts of the State for the con- 
venience of the people. 

On March 20, 1950, representatives of all telephone companies in the 
State were requested to come to Raleigh for a discussion of construction 
costs, advance payments, the establishment of uniform exchange area 
to eliminate mileage charges, increase service connection charges to dis- 
courage removals, area coverage and the availability of material and 
equipment. Speakers were the representatives of many of the telephone 
companies; Harry Caldwell, Master of the North Carolina State Grange; 
R. Flake Shaw, Executive Secretary of the North Carolina Farm Bureau; 
Gwynn B. Price, Director of the Rural Electrification Authority and Gov- 
ernor W. Kerr Scott. At this time Governor Scott pointed out the need 
of telephone service for the industrial development now rapidly extending 
into rural sections of the State. 

This report would not be complete without mentioning the present day 
cost of expanding and improving telephone service as it develops in a 
definite trend toward the suburban and rural areas. Telephone service 
is unique in that the price per unit increases, not decreases, with in- 
creased volume. This is chiefly due to the requirement for additional 
switching equipment to connect one telephone to increasing numbers of 
other subscribers. The desire for dial service, too, is greatly increasing 
the investment in telephone facilities as more exchanges are converted 
to dial. All of this adds up to more requests for rate increases by the 
companies and higher rates for the telephone users. 



TELEPHONE COMPANIES IN NORTH CAROLINA 

LOCATION OF EXCHANGE AND SUBSCRIBERS AT EACH 

JUNE 30, 1950 

MAJOR COMPANIES 



Albemarle Telephone Company 

Concord: 

Albemarle 2,972 

Badin 402 

Oakboro 84 



Total: 3,458 

Anson Telephone and Telegraph 
Company, Wadesboro: 

Wadesboro 1,408 

Morven 167 



Total: 1,575 

Carolina Telephone and Telegraph 
Company, Tarboro: 

Ahoskie 1,144 

Atlantic 159 

Aulander 170 

Aurora 136 

Ayden 478 



Bailey 212 

Bath 58 

Bayboro 275 

Beaufort 790 

Belhaven 449 

Benson 449 

Bethel 352 

Bladenboro 236 

Chadbourn 210 

Clarkton 133 

Clayton 417 

Clinton 1,610 

Colerain 230 

Columbia 277 

Conway 231 

Dunn 2,179 



Elizabethtown 

Elm City 

Enfield 

Engelhard . . 

Faison 

Farmville . . . 



634 
223 
711 
101 
166 
973 



Telephone Division 



Fayetteville 9,505 

Fountain 139 

Four Oaks 199 

Franklinton 354 

Fremont 417 

Garland 103 

Gatesville 210 

Greenville 4,052 

Grifton 119 

Halifax 130 

Hallsboro 119 

Hamilton 83 

Henderson 3,623 

Hollyridge 32 

Jackson 250 

Jacksonville 1,225 

Kenansville 129 

Kenly 243 

Kinston 4,160 

LaGrange 231 

Lewiston ' 120 

Lillington 494 

Littleton 373 

Louisburg 856 

Lucama 114 

Macon 66 

Marshallburg 127 

Maxton 534 

Morehead City 1,749 

Murfreesboro 460 

Nashville 575 

Nev^r Bern 4,242 

Newport 109 

Newton Grove 104 

Norlina 295 

Oriental 134 

Oxford 1,659 

Pinetops 289 

Pink Hill 158 

Plymouth 884 

Pollocksville 149 

Raeford 486 

Red Springs 802 

Richlands 193 

Rich Square 292 

Roanoke Rapids 2,326 

Robersonville 526 

Rocky Mount 8,440 

Roseboro 237 

Rose Hill 230 

Roxobel 116 

St. Pauls 312 

Scotland Neck 865 

Seaboard 139 

Smithfield 1,471 

Snow Hill 327 

Spring Hope 304 

Stantonsburg 197 

Swansboro 74 

Swan Quarter 146 

Tabor City 319 



Tarboro 2,480 

Vanceboro 122 

Wake Forest 791 

Wallace 783 

Warrenton 807 

Warsaw 459 

Washington 2,667 

Weldon 787 

Whitakers 165 

Whiteville 1,432 

Williamston 1,475 

Wilson 5,608 

Windsor 545 

Winton 119 

Woodland 196 

Total: 88,055 

Carolina Mountain Telephone 

Company, Weaverville: 

Bakersville 85 

Burnsville 304 

Enka 663 

Leicester 83 

Hot Springs 30 

Marion 1,456 

Total: 2,621 

Central Telephone Company 

Mt. Airy: 

Asheboro 2,976 

Biscoe 332 

Boonville 123 

Candor 237 

Dobson 132 

Elkin 1,922 

Leaksville 2,978 

Mocksville 651 

Mt. Airy 2,789 

Mt. Gilead 374 

N. Wilkesboro 2,284 

Pilot Mountain 277 

Ramseur 274 

Seagrove 67 

Sparta 255 

Troy 623 

West End 135 

West Jefferson 405 

Yadkinville 323 

Roaring Gap 165 

Total: 17,321 

Central Carolina Telephone Com- 
pany, Southern Pines: 

Angier 137 

Ansonville 41 

Bonlee 82 

Carthage 423 

Fuquay-Varina 543 



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Gibsonville 300 

Kernersville 497 

Marshville 299 

Matthews 82 

Norwood 274 

Pinehurst 624 

Pittsboro 291 

Robbins 226 

Siler City 828 

Southern Pines 1,358 

Summerfield 102 

Vass 27 

Waxhaw 80 

Total : 6,214 

Citizens Telephone Company 
Brevard: 

Brevard 1,311 

Total: 1,311 

Concord Telephone Company 

Concord: 

Concord 5,938 

Kannapolis 4,223 

China Grove 1,013 

Mt. Pleasant 240 

Total: 11,414 

Durham Telephone Company 

Durham: 

Durham 24,138 

Creedmoor 496 

Total : 24,634 

Heins Telephone Company 

Sanford : 

Sanford 2,336 

Jonesboro 282 

Broadway 64 

Total : 2,682 

Hickory Telephone Company 

Hickory: 

Hickory 6,646 

Hildebran 128 

Granite Falls 746 

Valdese 1,171 

Total: 8,691 

Lexington Telephone Company 
Lexington : 

Lexington 3,223 

Total: 3,223 



Lee Telephone Company 

Martinsville, Va. : 

Madison 1,111 

Stoneville 158 

Walkertown 274 

Walnut Cove 303 

Total : 1,846 

Monroe Telephone Company 
Monroe : 

Monroe 2,897 

Mooresville Telephone Co. 
Mooresville : 

Mooresville 1,216 

Total: 1,216 

Morris Telephone Company 

Roxboro: 

Roxboro 1,450 

Hillsboro 596 

Yanceyville 278 

Total : 2,324 

Norfolk & Carolina Telephone Co. 

Elizabeth City: 

Elizabeth City 5,492 

Edenton 1,374 

Hertford 551 

Manteo 665 

Sunbury 173 

Total: 8,251 

North State Telephone Company 

High Point: 

High Point 13,752 

Randleman 657 

Thomasville 3,190 

Total: 17,599 

Southern Bell Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company 
Atlanta, Ga.: 

Apex 586 

Arden 631 

Asheville 24,605 

Belmont 1,148 

Bessemer City 543 

Black Mountain 1,154 

Blowing Rock 619 

Boone 757 

Burlington 13,394 

Canton 2,809 

Caroleen 444 

Carolina Beach 574 

Gary 531 



Telephone Division 



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Charlotte 56,677 

Cherryville 780 

Cleveland 298 

Davidson 779 

Elon College 302 

Fairmont 762 

Forest City 1,584 

Garner 461 

Gastonia 9,000 

Gibson 192 

Greensboro 33,491 

Goldsboro 6,905 

Grover 220 

Hamlet 2,042 

Hendersonville 4,734 

Huntersville 209 

Kings Mt 1,566 

Lake Lure 218 

Laurinburg 1,904 

Lawndale 347 

Lenoir .' 3,557 

Lincolnton 1,992 

Lumberton 3,300 

Maiden 320 

Morganton 3,739 

Mt. Holly 634 

Mt. Olive 939 

Murphy 829 

Newland 334 

Newton 2,366 

Pembroke 197 

Raleigh 29,385 

Reidsville 4,333 

Rockingham 2,682 

Rowland 390 

Rutherfordton 1,975 



Salisbury 10,069 

Selma 909 

Shelby 4,936 

Southport 423 

Spruce Pine 654 

Statesville 5,691 

Stony Point 129 

Taylorsville 620 

Troutman 271 

Waco 90 

Waynesville 2,449 

Wendell 602 

Wilmington 16,606 

Winston-Salem 34,125 

Wrightsville 1,065 

Zebulon 494 

Total: 306,344 

Thermal Belt Telephone Co. 
Tryon : 

Tryon 964 

Total : 9e'4 

Western Carolina Telephone 

Company, Franklin : 

Sylva 576 

Bryson City 309 

Highlands 215 

Cashiers 140 

Franklin 619 

Cullowhee 77 

Cherokee 82 

Total : 2,018 



MINOR COMPANIES 



Andrews Telephone Company 
R. F. D. Andrews: 

Andrews 283 

Barnardsville Telephone Co. 
Barnardsville: 

Barnardsville 107 

Catawba Telephone Co. 
Charlotte : 

Charlotte 233 

Clay County Telephone Co. 
Hayesville : 

Hayesville 10(? 

Cliffside Telephone Co. 
Cliff side: 

Cliffside 309 

Cooleemee Telephone Co. 
Cooleemee : 

Cooleemee 213 

Denton Telephone Co. 
Denton : 

Denton 229 



Eastern Rowan Telephone Co. 

Granite Quarry: 

Faith 90 

Granite Quarry 218 

Rockwell 229 

Total: 537 



East Bend Telephone Co. 
Winston-Salem Rt. 1: 

Winston-Salem 75 

Ellenboro Telephone Co. 
Ellenboro : 

Ellenboro 178 

Ellerbe Telephone Co. 
Ellerbe : 

Ellerbe , . 197 

Guilford Telephone Co. 
Guilford: 

Guilford 483 



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Harmony Telephone Co. 
Harmony : 

Harmony 137 

Knotts Island Telephone Co. 
Knotts Island : 

Knotts Island 26 

Laurel Hill Telephone Co. 
Laurel Hill : 

Laurel Hill 208 

Lattimore Telephone Co. 
Lattimore : 

Lattimore 192 

Lilesville Telephone Co. 
Lilesville : 

Lilesville 136 

Matthews-Waxhaw Telephone Co. 
Charlotte : 

Matthews 83 

Waxhaw 80 



Total : 



Mebane Home Telephone Co. 
Mebane : 

Mebane 

Old Fort Telephone Co. 
Old Fort: 

Old Fort 

Oldtown Telephone Co.. 
Winston-Salem : 

Oldtown 

Rural Hall 

King 

Lewisville 

Stanleyville 



Total : 



Parkton Telephone Co. 
Parkton : 

Parkton 

Pender Telephone Co. 
Burgaw: 

Burgaw 



163 



638 



267 



302 

160 

159 

34 

57 



712 



116 



346 



Pinebluff Telephone Co. 
Pinebluff: 

Pinebluff 92 

Pfafftown Telephone Co. 
Pf aff town : 

Pfafftown 57 

Princeton Telephone Co. 
Princeton : 

Princeton 153 

Randolph Telephone Co. 
Liberty : 

Liberty 280 

Robbinsville Telephone Co. 
Robbinsville : 

Robbinsville 112 

Saluda Mountain Telephone Co. 
Saluda: 

Saluda 176 

Sandhill Telephone Co. 
Aberdeen : 

Aberdeen 507 

Wagram 67 



Total: 



574 



Service Telephone Co. 




Fair Bluff: 




Fair Bluff 


130 


Southport Shallotte Toll Line 




Wilmington : 




Wilmington 


10 


Watauga Telephone Co. 




Sugar Grove : 




Sugar Grove 


179 


Weaverville Telephone Co. 




Weaverville: 




Marshall 


223 


Mars Hill 


186 


Weaverville 


506 


Total : 


915 


Wingate Telephone Co. 




Wingate : 




Wingate 


140 



AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH EXCHANGES GRANTED 

4685: Barnardsville Telephone Co., Barnardsville; to establish an exchange 
at Barnardsville and to construct a toll line to the Beaverdam section; 
Mar. 22, 1949. 

P-9, Sub. 6; Central Carolina Telephone Co., Southern Pines; exchange 

at Goldston; Feb. 20, 1950. 
P-10, Sub. 2; Central Telephone Co., Mount Airy; exchange at Seagrove; 

Nov. 28, 1949. 
P-10, Sub. 8; Central Telephone Co., Mount Airy; exchange at Roaring 

Gap; June 1, 1950. 
P-58, Sub. 2; Western Carolina Telephone Co., Franklin; exchange at 

Cherokee; June 6, 1950. 



Telephone Division 77 

INCREASE IN RATES AUTHORIZED 

(Unless Otherwise Indicated, the Increases Includes all Exchanges of 

a Company) 
P-1; Albemarle Telephone Co., Albemarle; in exchange rates and certain 

other charges; May 23, 1950. Commissioner McMahan Dissenting. 
4608; Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co., Tarboro; petition for in- 
crease in rates received; Feb. 15, 1949. Increase approved; Apr. 30, 1949. 
P-9; Central Carolina Telephone Co., Southern Pines; increase at Siler 

City exchange; Sept. 29, 1949. 
P-10; Central Telephone Co., Mount Airy; increase at Troy; June 1, 1949. 
P-10, Sub. 3; Central Telephone Co., Mount Airy; increase at West Jef- 
ferson, Nov. 28, 1949. 
4190; Citizens Telephone Co. of Brevard; Oct. 25, 1949. Supplement to 

order; Oct. 25, 1949. 
P-16; Concord Telephone Co., Concord; May 24, 1950. Commissioner 

McMahan Dissenting. 
3740; Cooleemee Telephone Co., Coolemee; Jan. 25, 1949. 
P-18; Denton Telephone Co., Denton; Nov. 4, 1949. 
3652; Heins Telephone Co., Sanford; increase to go into effect when 

specified extension program completed; Feb. 28, 1949. Increase ordered 

into effect; Oct. 26, 1949. 
4563; Lee Telephone Co., Thomasville; May 27, 1949. 
4136; Lexington Telephone Co., Lexington; June 28, 1949. 
4542; Mebane Home Telephone Co., Mebane; Feb. 12, 1949. Amendment; 

Feb. 17, 1949. 
2786; Morris Telephone Co., Roxboro; July 26, 1949. 
4612; Oldtown Telephone System, Inc., Winston-Salem; increase at Rural 

Hall exchange; Jan. 26, 1949. 
4574; Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., Atlanta, Ga.; all North 

Carolina exchanges; Apr. 22, 1949. 
P-50; Thermal Belt Telephone Co., Tryon; Feb. 15, 1950. 

INCREASE IN RATES DENIED 

P-9, Sub. 2; Central Carolina Telephone Co., Southern Pines; petition 
for increase at Fuquay Springs-Varina ; Feb. 23, 1950. 

DECREASE IN RATES AUTHORIZED 

P-62; Eastern Rowan Telephone Co., Inc., Granite Quarry; June 7, 1950. 

RATES FOR NEW EXCHANGE APPROVED 

4685; Barnardsville Telephone Co., May 16, 1949. 

3545; Oldtown Telephone System, Inc., Winston-Salem; Nov. 5, 1949. 



78 N. C. Utilities CoMMissio>f 

ISSUANCE AND SALE OF SECURITIES AUTHORIZED 

P-6, Sub. 2; Carolina Mountain Telephone Co., Asheville; Jan. 27, 1950. 

P-7; Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co., Tarboro; Oct. 10, 1949. 

P-10, Sub. 1; Central Telephone Co., Mount Airy; Jun. 13, 1949. 

P^19; Durham Telephone Co., Durham; Sept. 29, 1949. 

4734; Heins Telephone Co., Sanford; May 26, 1949. 

P-26; Heins Telephone Co., Sanford; revocation of authority granted in 

docket No. 4734 and authority to issue bonds; Feb. 1950. 
P-27; Hickory Telephone Co., Hickory; Mar. 2, 1950. 
P-29; Lee Telephone Co., Martinsville, Va.; Dec. 28, 1949. 
4605; Lexington Telephone Co., Lexington; Jan. 7, 1949. 
P-31; Lexington Telephone Co., Lexington; Dec. 21, 1949. 
P-40; Norfolk and Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co., Elizabeth City; 

Nov. 10, 1949. Again, Mar. 23, 1950. 
4689; North State Telephone Co., High Point; Mar. 17, 1949. 
P-42; North State Telephone Co., High Point; Apr. 3, 1950. 
P-61, Sub. 1; Randolph Telephone Co., Liberty; June 12, 1950. 
P-58; Western Carolina Telephone Co., Franklin; June 5, 1950. 

AUTHORITY TO SELL AND PURCHASE STOCK GRANTED 

4615; Carolina Mountain Telephone Co., Asheville; to issue and sell addi- 
tional shares of stock, using the proceeds to purchase the outstanding 
capital stock of the Weaverville Electric and Telephone Co., the Madi- 
son Telephone Co., and the majority of the stock of the North Bun- 
combe Telephone Co.; Jan. 17, 1949. 

CONSOLIDATIONS APPROVED 

P-6; Carolina Mountain Telephone Co., Asheville; with the Madison 
Telephone Co. and Weaverville Electric and Telephone Co.; June 10, 
1949. 

P-61; Randolph Telephone Co., Liberty; merging the Liberty Telephone 
Co.; Apr. 20, 1950. 

ACQUISITIONS AND SALES APPROVED 

4705; Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co., Tarboro; acquisition of 
Faison Telephone Co.; May 18, 1949. Amendment Order, May 25, 1949. 

P-9, Sub. 1; Central Carolina Telephone Co., Southern Pines; exchanges 
at Matthews and Waxhaw to the Interstate Securities Corp., June 
16, 1950. 

P-19, Sub. 1; Durham Telephone Co., Durham; purchase of Leesville Road 
Telephone Line; Sept. 29, 1949. 



Telephone Division 713 

P-52; Rowan Telephone Co., Granite Quary; sale to R. B. McKinney, 
E. M. Pearce and Melvin S. Gantt; Oct. 27, 1949. Amendment Order, 
changing name of vendee to Eastern Rowan Telephone Co., Inc.; Dec. 
28, 1949. 

P-60; Service Telephone Co., W. H. Hawkins, d/b/a, Fair Bluff; to J. L. 
Cutrell; Sept. 24, 1949. 

P-59; Wingate Telephone Co., North Carolina State Commission for the 
Blind, d/b/a, Wingate; to F. R. Ritchie, Jr.; Mar. 24, 1950. 

SHOW CAUSE ORDERS ISSUED 

P-9, Sub. 3; Central Carolina Telephone Co., Southern Pines; re: service 

at Siler City; Mar. 24, 1950. 
P-9, Sub. 4; Central Carolina Telephone Co., Southern Pines; re: service 

at Gibsonville; Jan. 31, 1950. 
P-9, Sub. 5; Central Carolina Telephone Co., Southern Pines; re: service 

at Pittsboro; Jan. 31, 1950. 
P-10, Sub. 5; Central Telephone Co., Mount Airy; re: service at Elkin; 

Jan. 31, 1950. 
P-10, Sub. 6; Central Telephone Co., Mount Airy; re: service at Boon- 

ville; Jan. 31, 1950. 
4190; Citizens Telephone Co. of Brevard; Apr. 13, 1950. 

SHOW CAUSE ORDER DISMISSED 

4288; Central Carolina Telephone Co., Southern Pines; order issued Jan. 
13, 1948 dismissed with the exception of charges against two exchanges: 
Mar. 17, 1949. 



MISCELLANEOUS 



AUTHORITY GRANTED 

P-7, Sub. 3; Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co., Tarboro; enlargement 
of base rate area at Morehead City; approval of exchange rates for 
a theoretical exchange at Atlantic Beach, with provisions for seasonal 
service at both Atlantic Beach and Morehead City approved subject 
to complaint and hearing; June 9, 1950. 

IMPROVEMENT OF SERVICE ORDERED 

P-9, Sub. 3; Central Carolina Telephone Co., Southern Pines; Mar. 24, 
1950. 

PETITION RECEIVED, REPORTS TO THE COMMISSION ORDERED 

P-10, Sub. 4; Central Telephone Co., Mount Airy; petition filed by Wilkes 
County Chamber of Commerce, Inc.; Mar. 3, 1950. 



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EXTENSION OF TIME TO BEGIN OPERATIONS ALLOWED 
4685; Barnardsville Telephone Co., Barnardsville ; Oct. 11, 1949. 

LOAN AUTHORIZED 

P-26; Heins Telephone Co., Sanford; loan from Durham Life Insurance 
Co.; Feb. 20, 1950. 

INVESTIGATION ORDERED 

P-44; Oldtown Telephone System, Inc., Winston-Salem; May 24, 1950. 

PETITION RECEIVED 

4574; Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., Atlanta, Ga.; sup- 
plemental petition for rate increases; Feb. 15, 1949. 

ADDITIONAL SERVICE AUTHORIZED 

4575; Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., Atlanta, Ga., and 
Pender Telephone Co., Burgaw; Southern Bell authorized to furnish 
telephone service in a certain rural area along U. S. Highway 421; Feb. 



ELECTRICAL DIVISION 



REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE 
ELECTRICAL DIVISION 

September 1, 1949 Through June 30, 1950 

North Carolina has five major and eighteen minor public utilities pro- 
viding electric light and power service throughout the State. These 
twenty-three privately owned utilities have a total generating capacity 
of 1,433,000 Kilowatts in North Carolina. Last year they provided their 
685,000 customers with over five /hillion Kilowatt hours of electrical 
energy, totaling a revenue of $78 million. 

The Utilities Commission, under Chapter 62 of the General Statutes, 
is charged with regulating these companies. Its responsibilities involve 
the supervision of rates, the quality and extent of service, the expansion 
of plants and facilities and the issuance of stocks and securities. The 
Commission is further charged with making and enforcing rules and 
regulations governing the activities of these utilities. An electrical en- 
gineer, provided for in General Statutes Section 62-10-1, has been at work 
since September 1, 1949. 

The duties of the electrical engineer are three-fold: toward the Com- 
mission; toward the companies; toward the residents of the State. He 
supplies the Commissioners with detailed information concerning rates, 
cost estimates, operating policies, and extensions of plants and facilities. 
He confers with the managers of utilities, advising them on the expan- 
sion of generating, transmission and distribution facilities in order that 
the companies may improve and increase service. He acts as liason be- 
tween utility directors and customers, determining demands and arbitrat- 
ing complaints on rate schedules, inadequate service and methods of 
billing. 

A large amount of time has been devoted to securing extensions of 
rural lines. The several thousand requests which have come into the 
office of the electrical engineer since September 1, 1949 have been cata- 
logued and investigated. In many cases service has already been sup- 
plied; while in others, construction has been approved but not yet com- 
pleted. Reports on rural line expansion, received from all operating utili- 
ties in the State since January 1, 1949, show that over 1,000 miles of 
lines have been built to serve over 14,000 rural customers. 

A large number of residential customer complaints concerning inade- 
quate service and methods of billing and metering have been investigated, 
an4 misunderstandings have been adjusted. Problems presented by in- 
dustrial customers in their questions on the application of rates and de- 
mand charges have been solved. 

Excellent cooperation has been received from all the utilities in the 
State as the program of electric power expansion in the rural areas 
continues. While this Commission has no jurisdiction over either REA 
Co-operatives or municipal electric systems, these agencies have complied 
with and advanced the program. Fostered by the Electrical Division, a 
better understanding concerning territorial rights between them and the 
privately owned utilities has developed. 



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STATISTICAL DATA 
POWER COMPANIES IN NORTH CAROLINA 

MAJOR 



Generating Capacity Total Number Total Number TOTAL 

Hydro-electric Steam of Customers KWH Sold REVENUE 

Carolina Power & 

Light Co. 

Raleigh, N. C 205,600 149,500 183,755 1,499,793,686 $22,826,009.00 

Duke Power Co. 

Charlotte, N. C. 176,598 760,598 410,608 3,183,481,549 44,963,889.00 

Nantahala Power & 

Light Co. 

Franklin, N. C. 70,060 

Tide Water 

Power Co. 

Wilmington, N. C 

Virginia Electric 

& Power Co. 

Richmond, Va. 6,020 



Carolina Mountain 
Power Corporation 
Lake Lure, N. C. 3,600 
Crisp Power Co. 

Macclesfield, N. C 

Davenport Power Co. 

Tarboro, N. C. 

Dillsboro & Sylva 
Electric Light Co. 
Dillsboro, N. C. 225 

Domestic Electric 
Service 

Rocky Mount, N. C 

C. L. Hardy & Co. 

Maury, N. C. 

The Hatteras Develop- 
ment Co., Inc. 

Hatteras, N. C. 

Laurel Hill Elec. Co. 

Laurel Hill, N. C 

Linville Valley Light 

& Power Co. 

Altmont, N. C. 60 

Montreat Light 

& Power Co. 

Montreat, N. C 





8,050 


416,355,304 


1,638,852.00 


14,034 


44,534 


172,055,918 


4,601,536.00 


600 


28,923 


216,458,438 


3,698,877.00 


MINOR 








430 


15,997,512 


108,512.00 




140 


673,666 


8,411.00 




606 


386,465 


23,100.00 




1,521 


3,086,162 


96,476.00 




763 


1,016,080 


50,403.00 




784 


659,097 


$31,884.00 




146 




6,655.00 





284 


594,147 


22,669.00 


Diesel 








240 


230 


388,564 


10,047.00 




312 


505,200 


12,230.00 



Electrical Division 85 

Generating Capacity Total Number Total Number TOTAL 

Hydro-electric Steam of Customers KWH Sold REVENUE 

New River Light & 

Power Co. 

Boone, N. C. 180 696 1,092 2,551,763 88,431.00 

Pamlico Power & Diesel 

Light Co. 700 1,018 . 1,075,606 76,812.00 

Pinehust, Inc. 

Pinehurst, N. C 350 493 2,222,461 65,285.00 

Pisgah Mountain Elec. 
Co., Rt. 4 

Lincolnton, N. C 365 1,335,920 18,965.00 

Roanoke Utilities Co. 

Manteo, N. C 694 1,094,540 49,877.00 

Rocky River Power 
& Light Co. 

RFD, Sanford, N. C. 168 ' ... 560,000 3,193.00 

Rozelle Light & 
Improvement Co. 

Landis, N. C. 370 1,246,735 23,897.00 

Sharon Light & 
Power Co. 
Shelby, N. C. 



POWER COMPANIES— MAJOR 

CAROLINA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY, RALEIGH, N. C. 

Organized: April 6, 1926 

President: L. V. Sutton, Raleigh, N. C. 

Secretary: C. J. Curry, Raleigh, N. C. 

Service: Electric 

States Served: North Carolina and South Carolina 

DUKE POWER COMPANY, CHARLOTTE, N. C. 

Organized: May 1, 1917 

President: G. G. Allen, New York 

Secretary: W. C. Parker, New York 

Service: Electric, Gas, Water, Bus 

States Served: North Carolina and South Carolina 

NANTAHALA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY, FRANKLIN, N. C. 

Organized: July 23, 1929 
*President: J. E. S. Thorpe, Franklin, N. C. 
Secretary: C. H. Bolton, Franklin, N. C. 
Service: Electric 
States Served: North Carolina 



♦Deceased 1950 
John M. Archer, Jr., Successor. 



86 N. C. Utilities Commission 

TIDE WATER POWER COMPANY, WILMINGTON, N. C. 

Organized: February 26, 1907 

President: Warren W. Bell, Wilmington, N. C. 

Secretary: H. T. Buchanan, Wilmington, N. C. 

Service: Electric, Gas, Water 

States Served: North Carolina 

VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, RICHMOND, VA. 

Organized: June 29, 1909 

President: J. C. Holtzclaw, Richmond, Va. 

Secretary: R. N. Benjamin, New York 

Service (For North Carolina) : Electric 

States Served: North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia 

ELECTRIC COMPANIES-— MAJOR 

Cities and Towns Served 

CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY 

Wholesale, North Carolina: 

Apex, Benson, Clayton, Fayetteville, Fremont, LaGrange, Laurel Hill, 
Laurinburg, Louisburg, Lumberton, Pikeville, Pinehurst, Red Springs, 
Rocky Mount (Interchange Agreement), Selma, Smithfield, Wake Forest, 

V\ aynesviiifc. 

Retail, North Carolina: 

Aberdeen, Alexander, Angier, Ansonville, Arden, Asheboro, Asheville, 
Auburn, Autryville, Bahama, Bailey, Bald Creek, Balsam, Barnardsville, 
Barnesville, Bennett, Berea, Biltmore Forest, Biscoe, Black Mountain, 
Bladenboro, Bonlee, Bonnie-Doone, Broadway, Buies, Buies Creek, Bullock, 
Bunn, Bunnlevel, Bynum, Cameron, Candler, Candor, Canton, Carpenter, 
Carthage, Gary, Castalia, Central Falls, Clinton, Clyde, Coats, Coleridge, 
Craggy, Cumberland, Daystrom, Democrat, Dortch, Dudley, Duncan, Dun- 
darrah, Dunn, Eagle Springs, Ellerbe, Enka, Erwin, Ether, Eureka, Fair- 
mont, Fairview, Falcon, Farmer, Fletcher, Four Oaks, Franklinton, Frank- 
linville, Fuquay Springs, Garner, Gibson, Godwin, Goldsboro, Goldston, 
Gulf, Hamlet, Hawk, Haywood, Hazelwood, Helena, Henderson, Hoffman, 
Holly Springs, Hope Mills, Hot Springs, Inanda, Jackson Springs, Johns, 
Jonesboro, Kenly, Kittrell, Knightdale, Lake Junaluska, Lakeview, Laura 
Mills, Leasburg, Ledger, Leicester, Lemon Springs, Liberty, Lilesville, 
Lillington, Linden, Littleton, Longhurst, Lumber Bridge, Macon, Manly, 
Marietta, Marston, Maxton, Merry Oaks, Micro, Middleburg, Middlesex, 
Millbrook, Milton, Momeyer, Moncure, Morrisville, Morven, McDonalds, 
McFarland, Mt. Gilead, Mt. Olive, Mt. Vernon Nashville, Newdale, New Hill, 
Newton Grove, Niagara, Norlina, Norman, Olivia, Orrum, Oxford, Parkers- 
burg, Parkton, Peachland, Pembroke, Pinebluff, Pine Level, Pittsboro, Plum- 
tree, Polkton, Princeton, Proctorville, Raeford, Raleigh, Ramseur, Red Oak, 
Rennert, Ridgecrest, Ridgeway, Robbins, Roberdel, Rockingham, Rolesville, 



Electrical Division 87 

Roseboro, Rougemont, Rowland, Roxboro, Salemburg, Sanford, Seaforth, 
Seagrove, Semora, Siler City, Sims, Skyland, Southern Pines, Spring Hope, 
Spring Lake, Spruce Pine, Staley, Star, Stedman, Steeles, Stem, Stocksville, 
Stovall, Swannanoa, Swiss, St. Pauls, Taylortown, Townsville, Troy, Van- 
der, Vass, Vaughn, Wade, Wadesboro, Wagram, Warren Plains, Warren- 
ton, Weaverville, Wendell, West End, Willow Springs, Wilson Mills, Wise, 
Woodfin, Woodrow, Yanceyville, Youngsville, Zebulon. 

DUKE POWER COMPANY 

Wholesale, North Carolina: 

Albemarle, Cherryville, Concord, Cornelius, Dallas, Davidson, Drexel, 
Forest City, Gastonia, Granite Falls, High Point, Huntersville, Kings Moun- 
tain, Landis, Lexington, Lincolnton, Maiden, Monroe, Morganton, Newton, 
Pineville, Shelby, Statesville. 

Retail, North Carolina: ' 

Alamance, Altamahaw, Archdale, Arlington, Belmont, Bessemer City, 
Boiling Springs, Bogerville, Boonville, Brevard, Brookford, Burlington, 
Cabarrus, Casar, Catawba, Charlotte, China Grove, Claremont, demons, 
Cleveland, Columbus, Connelly Springs, Conover, Cooleemee, Creedmoor, 
Dana, Denton, Denver, Derita, Dobson, Draper, Durham, East Spencer, 
East Bend, East Flat Rock, Elkin, Ellenboro, Elon College, Erlanger, Faith, 
Fallston, Farmington, Flat Rock, Gibsonville, Glen Alpine, Glen Raven, 
Gold Hill, Graham, Granite Quarry, Greensboro, Grover, Guilford, Guilford 
College, Hanes, Harmony, Harrisburg, Haw River, Hays, Hendersonville, 
Henrietta, Hickory, Hiddenite, Highland, High Rock, Hildebrand, Hills- 
boro. Homestead, Hudson, Hutchinson, Icard, Indian Trail, Iron Station, 
Jamestown, Jonesville, Kannapolis, Kernersville, King, Lattimore, Leaks- 
ville, Lenoir, Lowell, Lowgap, Longview, Madison, Marion, Marshville, 
Matthews, Mebane, Midland, Mill Springs, Mocksville, Monticello, Moores- 
boro, Mooresville, Moravian Falls, Mount Airy, Mount Holly, Mountain 
Home, Mount Pleasant, Nebo, Newell, New London, North Wilkesboro, 
Norwood, Oakboro, Oak Ridge, Oakwoods, Old Fort, Paw Creek, Pelham, 
Pilot Mountain, Pinnacle, Pinoca, Pisgah Forest, Pleasant Garden, Pomona, 
Randleman, Reidsville, Richfield, Rockwell, Ronda, Ruffin, Rural Hall, Ruth, 
Rhodhiss, Rutherford College, Rutherfordton, Salisbury, Saluda, Snow 
Camp, Spencer, Spindale, Spray, Stanfield, Stanley, Stokesdale, Stoneville, 
Stoney Point, Swepsonville, Taylorsville, Terra Cotta, Thomasville, Trinity, 
Troutman, Tryon, Tuxedo, Valdese, Walkertown, Walnut Cove, Waxhaw, 
Welcome, Wentworth, Westfield, White Plains, Whitnel, Wilkesboro, 
Wingate, Winston-Salem, West Hickory, Woodleaf, Yadkinville. 

NANTAHALA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY 
Wholesale, North Carolina: 
Town of Highlands 

Retail, North Carolina: 
Andrews, Bryson City, Franklin, Robbinsville, Tapoco. 



88 N. C. Utilities Commission 

ELECTRIC COMPANIES— MAJOR 

Cities and Towns Served 

TIDE WATER POWER COMPANY 

Wholesale, North Carolina: 

Hookerton, New Bern, Kinston (Standby Power Only) 

Retail, North Carolina: 

Abbotsburg, Acme, Alliance, Arapahoe, Arba, Armour, Ashton, Askin, 
Atkinson, Atlantic, Audubon, Bayboro, Beaufort, Beulaville, Belgrade, Bet- 
tie, Boardman, Bogue Beach, Bolton, Bowden, Bridgeton, Brunswick, Bur- 
gaw, Calypso, Carolina Beach, Cash Corner, Castle Hayne, Catherine's 
Lake, Cerro Gordo, Chadbourn, Charity Crossing, Chinquapin, Clarendon, 
Clarkton, Claybrick, Cove City, Currie, Davis, Davis Beach, Dawson, Deep 
Run, Delco, Dover, Dublin, Eagle Island, Edgecombe, Elizabeth town, Ever- 
green, Fair Bluff, Faison, Freeman, Garden City, Garland, Gloucester, 
Graingers, Grantsboro, Grifton, Hallsboro, Hallsville, Hampstead, Harbor 
Island, Harrell's Store, Hobucken, Holly Ridge, Hubert, Ingold, Institute, 
Jacksonville, Jason, Kellum, Kenansville, Kure's Beach, Lake Waccamaw, 
Leland, Long Creek, Lizzie, Magnolia, Marshalburg, Masonboro, Mason- 
boro Bluffs, Masontown, Maysville, Mesic, Morehead City, Navassa, New- 
port, Oriental, Otway, Penderlea, Pinile, Pink Hill, Pollocksville, Red Bug, 
Reelsboro, Richlands, Rocky Point, Rooks, Rose Hill, Safe, St. Helena, 
Scotts Hill, Sea Level, Seagate, Seven Springs, Silverdale, Smyrna, Snow 
Hill, Stacy, Stonewall, Sunset Park, Swansboro, Tabor City, Teacheys, 
Trenton, Turkey, Vandemere, Wallace, Wannanish, Warsaw, Watha, White 
Lake, Whiteville, Wildwood, Willard, Williston, Wilmington, Wilmington 
Beach, Winter Park, Winter Park Gardens, Woodburn, Wrightsboro, 
Wrightsville, Wrightsville Beach. 

VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY 

Wholesale, North Carolina: 

Edenton, Elizabeth City, Enfield, Hertford, Hamilton, Robersonville, 
Scotland Neck. 

Retail, North Carolina: 

Ahoskie, Askewville, Aulander, Aydlette, Battleboro, Bear Grass, Bel- 
cross, Belmont, Belvidere, Bethel, Camden C.H., Cherry, Center Hill, Cofield, 
Coinjock, Colerain, Columbia, Conetoe, Conway, Creswell, Dardens, Ever- 
etts, Farm Life, Garysburg, Gaston, Gatesville, Gum Neck, Halifax, Har- 
binger, Hobbsville, Hodgestown, Hornertown, Jackson, Jamesville, Jarvis- 
burg, Kelford, Kill Devil Hill, Kitty Hawk, Lawrence, Leggett, Lewiston, 
Lincoln Heights, Milwaukee, Moyock, Murfreesboro, Nags Head, New Hope, 
Old Trap, Parmele, Plymouth, Poplar Branch, Powellsville, Rich Square, 
Roanoke Rapids, Roper, Roseneath, Roxobel, Seaboard, Severn, Scupper- 
nong, Shawboro, Shiloh, Southside, South Mills, South Rosemary, Speed, 
Sunbury, Texaco Beach, Tulls Creek, Union, Weeksville, Weldon, Whit- 
akers, Williamston, Winton, Woodland, Woodville. 



Electrical Division 89 

POWER COMPANIES— MINOR 

Carolina Mountain Power Company Philadelphia, Pa. 

Crisp Power Company. Inc Macclesfield, N. C. 

Davenport Power & Light Company Tarboro, N. C. 

Dillsboro & Sylva Electric Light Company Dillsboro, N. C. 

Domestic Electric Service, Inc Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Hardy, C. L. & Company Maury, N. C. 

The Hatteras Development Company, Inc Hatteras, N. C. 

Laurel Hill Electric Company Laurel Hill, N. C. 

Linville Valley Light & Power Company Altamont, N. C. 

Mountain Retreat Association Montreat, N. C. 

New River Light & Power Company Boone, N. C. 

Pamlico Power & Light Co., Inc Engelhard, N. C. 

Pinehurst, Incorporated Pinehurst, N. C. 

Pisgah Mountain Electric Co., Inc .' Rt. 4, Lincolnton, N. C. 

Roanoke Utilities Company, Inc Manteo, N. C. 

Rocky River Power & Light Company R.F.D., Sanford, N. C. 

Rozelle Light & Improvement Company Landis, N. C. 

Sharon Light & Power Company R.F.D., Shelby, N. C. 

POWER COMPANIES— MINOR 

Towns Served 

Carolina Mountain Power Corporation: Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Bat 

Cave. Also Duke Power Company. 

Crisp Power Company, Inc Rural 

Davenport Power & Light Company Rural 

Dillsboro & Sylva Electric Light Co Dillsboro, Sylva and Webster 

Domestic Electric Service, Inc Rural 

C. L. Hardy & Company: Maury and part of Ormonds and Olds Township, 

Greene County, N. C. 

Hatteras Development Company, Inc Hatteras, N. C. 

Laurel Hill Electric Company Laurel Hill, N. C. 

Linville Valley Light & Power Co Crossnore, Altamont, Linville Falls 

Mountain Retreat Association Montreat, N. C. 

New River Light & Power Company Boone and vicinity 

Pamlico Ice & Light Co., Inc Engelhard, N. C, and vicinity 

Pinehurst, Inc Pinehust, N. C. 

Pisgah Mountain Power Company Rural 

Roanoke Utilities Co., Inc Manteo, Wanchese 

Rocky River Power & Light Company: Output sold to Carolina Power & 

Light Company, Raleigh, N. C, for resale. 

Rozelle Light & Improvement Company Rural 

Sharon Light & Power Company Rural 

CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY ISSUED 

E-22, Sub. 1; Virginia Electric and Power Co.; acquisition of East Coast 
Electric Co.: Dec. 16, 1949. 



&0 N. C. Utilities Commission 

PETITION TO REHEAR DENIED 

4327; Carolina Power & Light Co.; May 1, 1950. 

RATE ORDERS ISSUED 

1619— P-37 ] 

and I Carolina Power & Light Co. 

1943— XR-1 J 

Withdrawal of rate schedules P-37 and XR-1 ; Feb. 4, 1949. 
1230; Carolina Power & Light Co.; withdrawal of rate schedule P-16; 

Feb. 21, 1949. 
E-2; Carolina Power & Light Co.; withdrawal of rate schedules 

G-IA 

CC-1 

Rider No. 1 to Schedule CC-1 

Schedule CC-3 

Rider No. 2 to Schedule CC-3; June 16, 1949. 
4327; Carolina Power & Light Co.; base rate of coal fixed at $6 per short 

ton; Feb. 28, 1950. 

ISSUANCE AND SALE OF SECURITIES AUTHORIZED 

4657; Carolina Power & Light Co.; first mortgage bonds; Feb. 14, 1949. 
E-2, Sub. 1 ; Carolina Power & Light Co. ; common and preferred stock ; 

Sept. 19, 1949. 
E-2, Sub. 2; Carolina Power & Light Co.; first mortgage bonds; Dec. 15, 

1949. 
E-2, Sub. 3; Carolina Power & Light Co.; common stock; Mar. 13, 1950. 
4576; Duke Power Co.; amended order; Jan. 24, 1949. 
E-15; Pamlico Power & Light Co., Inc.; granted authority to issue stock, 

borrow money and execute the necessary securities therefor; Apr. 27, 

1950. 
4694; Tide Water Power Co.; first mortgage bonds; Mar. 19, 1949. 
4721 ; Virginia Electric & Power Co. ; secured notes to banks ; Apr. 20, 1949. 
E-22; Virginia Electric & Power Co.; first and refunding mortgage bonds; 

May 11, 1949. 
E-22, Sub. 2; Virginia Electric & Power Co.; first and refunding mortgage 

bonds; Dec. 16, 1949. 
E-22, Sub. 3; Virginia Electric & Power Co.; preferred and common stock; 

Feb. 8, 1950. 



MISCELLANEOUS 

4327 ; Carolina Power & Light Co. ; motion to amend order denied ; Dec. 30, 

1949. 
4694; Tide Water Power Co.; payment of bank loan authorized; May 16, 

1949. 



GAS, WATER AND TELEGRAPH SERVICE 



GAS SERVICE 

Eight gas companies served 60,624 customers in 34 towns of the State in 
1949. These customers consumed during the year 3,429,371,000 cubic feet 
of gas for which they paid $4,418,890, or an average of $1.28 per one 
thousand cubic feet. 

The Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation, of Houston, Texas, 
now has under construction a gas pipe line from Houston to New York 
City. This pipe line traverses the Piedmont section of North Carolina 
from a point on the South Carolina line near Kings Mountain to a point 
on the Virginia line near Reidsville and was originally designed to supply 
gas to the northeastern states. Three companies, Carolina Natural Gas 
Corporation, of Charlotte, Piedmont Natural Gas Corporation, of Spartan- 
burg, South Carolina, and Public Service Company of North Carolina, Inc., 
of Gastonia, filed separate applications with the Federal Power Commission, 
each seeking an allocation of natural gas from this pipe line sufficient to 
supply the needs of this State in the general area it traverses, and extend- 
ing as far west as Asheville and as far east at Raleigh. 

The Utilities Commission intervened in each of these three proceedings 
before the Federal Power Commission and offered testimony in support of 
its allegations that North Carolina is in urgent need of natural gas. These 
allegations included the following: 

(1) That your Petitioner is an agency of the State of North Caro- 
lina, charged by the laws of said State with the duty of supervision 
and regulation of public utilities, including gas companies, with re- 
spect particularly to service rendered the public, and the rates and 
charges therefor. 

(2) That no part of the State of North Carolina is now provided 
with natural gas, and the citizens of the State, as well as your Peti- 
tioner, believe and allege that the growth and development of the State 
of North Carolina is being retarded for want of natural gas facilities, 
and that an urgent demand and need exists, and has existed for many 
years, for natural gas in the State of North Carolina. 

These cases have not been decided, but this Commission is confident from 
the need shown that the Federal Power Commission will not permit this 
pipe line to traverse the State without allocating to it sufficient natural 
gas to meet its needs, and that one or more of the applicants will be au- 
thorized to provide the service. 

The Commission is pleased to report that an allocation of natural gas 
from the pipe line has already been made to the North Carolina Gas Cor- 
poration for its use in serving its customers in the Reidsville-Leaksville 
area. According to present plans, this area should have natural gas in 
abundance before the end of the year 1950, the coming of which will mark 
the beginning of a new era in the development of North Carolina. The 
rates now proposed for natural gas in the Reidsville-Leaksville area will 
amount to a decrease from the present rates for manufactured gas for the 
different classes of service as follows: Domestic, 11.28%; commercial, 
20.40% industrial, 24.50%; and space heating, 39.16%. This gives a gen- 
eral idea of the savings to be effected by the coming of natural gas to 
North Carolina, aside from the industrial development that will follow. 



94 N. C. Utilities Commission 

GAS COMPANIES 

Number 1000 Cubic 

Customers Feet Sold 
Carolina Central Gas Co.: 

Hendersonville 888 30,376 

Duke Power Co.: 

Charlotte 8,555 580,001 

Winston-Salem 4,769 305,274 

Salisbury 1,615 82,245 

Greensboro 6,159 327,655 

Mt. Airy 223 17,954 

High Point 2,187 144,495 

Burlington 1,760 122,023 

Elizabeth & Suburban Gas Co.: 

Elizabeth City 1,076 27,772 

Goldsboro Gas Co.: 

Goldsboro 1,069 47,925 

North Carolina Gas Corp.: 

Lexington 774 31,295 

Thomasville 237 11,734 

Reidsville-Leaksville-Spray 1,102 51,892 

Public Service Co. of North Carolina: 

Raleigh 4,894 272,137 

Durham-Chapel Hill 4,267 281,382 

Asheville 3,937 180,252 

Gastonia-Dallas 1,589 121,808 

Concord-Kannapolis 1,086 55,942 

Statesville 1,077 50,006 

Piedmont Gas Co.: 

Hickory-Conover-Newton-Granite Falls- 
Lenoir 1,474 88,896 

Tide Water Power Co.: 

Wilmington 6,668 327,353 

Fayetteville 1,785 106,728 

Kinston 1,294 65,223 

Washington 890 36,256 

New Bern 1,249 62,749 



TOTAL 60,624 3,429,371 

Orders 

4586; Carolina Central Gas Co.; authority to eliminate the space heating 
discount from its structure and to place the second bracket of its rate 
structure under the fuel adjustment clause granted; Jan. 21, 1949. 

G-1; Carolina Central Gas Co.; issuance of first mortgage bonds author- 
ized; Sept. 1, 1949. 

4613; North Carolina Gas Corp.; issuance of demand notes authorized; 
Jan. 6, 1949. 

G-4; Piedmont Gas Co.; authority to convert customers between Granite 
Falls and Lenoir to bottle gas service and to establish a propane plant 
at Lenoir granted; July 18, 1949, 



Gas Service 95 

4294; Public Service Co. of North Carolina, Inc.; authority to increase 
rates granted; Jan. 28, 1949. 
Supplemental Order, Dec. 30, 1949. 

4635; Public Service Co. of North Carolina, Inc.; issuance and sale of 
general mortgage 5% bonds authorized; Jan. 21, 1949. 

G-5; Public Service Co. of North Carolina, Inc.; issuance and sale of first 
mortgage bonds authorized; May 18, 1950. 

G-5, Sub 1; Public Service Co. of North Carolina, Inc.; authority to split 
no par common stock by the issuance of 3 additional shares to stock- 
holders granted; May 31, 1950. (Preceded by Certificate of Operation, 
May 29, 1950.) Amendment to order, June 28, 1950. 



96 N. C. Utilities Commission 

WATER SERVICE 

There are sixteen privately owned water companies in the State. All 
municipalities except eight own and operate their own systems. These are 
Rutherfordton and Spindale, served by Duke Power Company; Beaufort, 
Morehead City and Snow Hill, served by the Tide Water Power Company; 
Hamlet, served by the Hamlet Water Company; Knightdale, served by the 
Knightdale Water Supply Service; and Spring Lake, served by Spring 
Lake Enterprises. In 1949 these eight privately owned systems served 9,670 
customers who used a total of 1,385,300,274 gallons of water, for which 
they paid $335,122, or average of 24 cents per one thousand gallons. 

The Commission has general supervision and control over the services 
and the rates and charges of these privately owned and operated water 
systems, but it has no jurisdiction over either the services or the rates of 
water systems owned and operated by municipalities. 

PRIVATELY OWNED WATER COMPANIES 

Number Gallons 

Acton Water Co.: Customers Sold 

Asheville 150 9,500,000 

Byrd, F. A.: 

Coats 54 1,900,000 

Duke Power Co.: 

Rutherfordton-Spindale 1831 450,413,000 

East Biltmore Water Co.: 

East Biltmore 800 32,444,250 

Hamlet Water Co.: 

Hamlet 1884 650,286,480 

Highlands Water Co.: 

Lincolnton 250 11,364,000 

Joyce Water System: 

Lenoir 36 2,900,000 

Kure Beach Water Works: 

Kure Beach 382 10,000,000 

Knightdale Water Supply Service: 

Knightdale 85 3,300,000 

Niagara Water Co.: 

Niagara 30 1,500,000 

Pinehurst, Inc.: 

Pinehurst 382 9,749,544 

Royal Oaks Water System: 

Kannapolis, RED 300 1,440,000 

Spring Lake Enterprises: 

Spring Lake 483 2,500,000 

Smith, T. C: 

Asheville 47 866,000 

Tide Water Power Co.: 

Morehead City-Beaufort-Snow Hill 2684 192,287,000 

West End Water Works: 

High Point 272 4,850,000 



TOTAL 9760 1,385,300,274 



Water Service 97 



ORDERS 



W-1; Havelock Builders and Supply Co., Havelock; certificate of conven- 
ience and necessity for the construction of a water system; Oct. 24, 1949. 

4157; Spring Lake Enterprises, Spring Lake; authority to increase rates; 
Apr. 26, 1949. 

W-2; Spring Lake Enterprises, Spring Lake; authority to increase rates; 
May 15, 1950. 

4640; West End Water Works, High Point; certificate of convenience and 
necessity for the construction of a water system; June 3, 1949. 



98 N. C. Utilities Commission 

TELEGRAPH SERVICE 

The Western Union Telegraph Company is the only telegraph company 
now serving the State. During the current year it has revised its rates 
on a nationwide uniform basis. The new rate system divides the United 
States into 9 zones and 1,384 blocks, each of which is 50 miles square. In 
computing rates, these zones are used with a rapidly increasing mileage 
limit for each zone in order to effect reasonable rates for the greatly in- 
creased distances. For example, the basic message rates from Morehead 
City across the State are 50 cents to Raleigh, 60 cents to Asheville and 
75 cents to Andrews. The basic rates across the country from New York 
City are 40 cents to Philadelphia, 75 cents to Chicago, $1.05 to Omaha, 
$1.25 to Salt Lake City and $1.45 to Los Angeles. 

The effect of this change in rates results in some needed increase in 
revenue to the company and in the establishment of uniform rates through- 
out the country. 

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO. IN NORTH CAROLINA 

Number offices. .412 Pole lines, miles. .3,148 Aerial wire, miles. .3,047 
Aerial cable, miles wire. .451 Underground cable, miles wire. .1,185 

WESTERN UNION RATE SYSTEM ADOPTED 

WU-1; The Western Union Telegraph Co.; change in intrastate rate struc- 
ture to conform with the interstate rate system making rates uniform 
throughout the nation; Apr. 26, 1950. 



HOUSING AUTHORITY 
MISCELLANEOUS ORDERS 



HOUSING AUTHORITY 



Housing authorities, projects planned to improve unsafe and insanitary 
dwelling conditions, as created in accordance with the General Statutes, 
Chapter 157, become municipal corporations formed for a governmental 
purpose and invested with a governmental function (157-3). As a public 
utility, each project must be approved by the Utilities Commission and a 
certificate of convenience and necessity must be issued to the housing au- 
thority before work can begin and before any right of eminent domain can 
be exercised. 

The Commission has further authority to amend and extend these cer- 
tificates upon proof that the community needs additional housing and 
that it will be benefited by the extension. 

During the period of January 1949 through June 1950, the Utilities 
Commission granted the applications of the housing authorities of nine 
municipalities, as the list below indicates. 

CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND 
NESESSITY ISSUED 

H-2; Goldsboro, Housing Authority of the City of; Apr. 26, 1960. 
H-1; Lumberton, Housing Authority of the City of; Apr. 3, 1950. 

CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND 
NECESSITY AMENDED AND EXTENDED 

1633; Charlotte, Housing Authority of the City of; Mar. 30, 1950. 
2353; Fayetteville, Housing Authority of the City of; Mar. 31, 1950. 
2437; Greensboro, Housing Authority of the City of; June 6, 1950. 
1960; Kinston, Housing Authority of the City of; June 1, 1950. 
1946; New Bern, Housing Authority of the City of; Apr. 26, 1950. 
1520; Raleigh, Housing Authority of the City of; Mar. 31, 1950. 
2609; Wilmington, Housing Authority of the City of; Mar 17, 1950. 



MISCELLANEOUS ORDERS 

AUTHORITY TO OPERATE TOLL HIGHWAY GRANTED 

A-1; Carolina-Virginia Coastal Highway beginning at a point in Dare 
County at or near the intersection of N. C. Highway 158 and Duck Road, 
thence along the Atlantic coast to the N. C.-Va. State Line; Aug. 5, 1949. 

AUTHORITY TO OPERATE BOAT LINE GRANTED 

A-2; Willis, Glenn B., Beaufort; boat service between Washington and 
Ocracoke Island; Aug. 2, 1949. 



DIVISION OF ACCOUNTING 



REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE 
ACCOUNTING DIVISION 

OCTOBER 17, 1949 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1950 

The activities of the Accounting- Division of the Commission, briefly 
stated here, relate only to the period October 17, 1949 through June 30, 
1950 since the Commission had no accounting personnel prior to the former 
date. Throughout the period, the personnel engaged in this phase of the 
work consisted of a Director of Accounting and a half-time secretary. 

Despite the personnel limitations during this period, field examinations 
were made covering the electric operations of two major electric compa- 
nies under the Commission's jurisdiction and of twelve telephone compa- 
nies which are subject to similar jurisdiction. All the examinations were 
made in connection with rate changes pending before the Commission, and 
reports were submitted in each instance, setting forth facts and pertinent 
data disclosed by the examinations. Because of personnel limitations, the 
examinations were less thorough in detail than desired; and it was im- 
possible to devote any time to utility companies other than those which 
had rate cases pending. 

The two electric companies on which examinations were conducted have 
a gross investment in electric plant approximating $135,000,000. The 
twelve telephone companies have a gross investment in telephone plant in 
the aggregate of approximately $6,600,000. 

Of the twenty-three electric utility companies operating in the State, 
only the major companies, five in number, are subject to regulation by 
the Federal Power Commission. Likewise, of the fifty-six telephone com- 
panies, only four are subject to regulation by the Federal Communications 
Commission. The remainder are subject to regulation exercised by this 
Commission, as well as companies engaged in the manufacture and dis- 
tribution of artificial gas and the distribution and sale of water. 

Examinations made of the books and records of companies indicate 
the vital need for the establishment of all companies' books and records 
on an appropriate uniform basis so that the Commission may more readily 
arrive at just and reasonable rates and charges. Only through the adoption 
of Uniform Systems of Accounts for Utility Companies and the constant 
surveillance by the Accounting Division can this phase of the work be 
accomplished. 

The activities of the one-man department during this short period have 
resulted in passing on to the Revenue Department data by means of which 
the latter department has issued additional assessments and collected ap- 
proximately $7,300 in gross receipts taxes. The correction of improper 
bookkeeping procedures, from which such deficiencies arose, will result in 
the future assessment of additional gross receipts taxes aggregating ap- 
proximately $2,600 annually. 

In addition to the activities already set forth, studies have been made 
of the capital structures of eight utility companies in connection with the 
proposed issuance of securities. Conferences were held in which the Com- 



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mission, its director of accounting and company executives participated; 
and affirmative orders were issued which sanctioned the issuance and sale 
by the respective companies of $20,000,000 additional securities, whereby 
money became available to carry on the improvement and expansion pro- 
grams in the utility field. 

The Commission has deemed it advisable to avail itself of additional 
accounting personnel and it has employed one additional accountant and 
a full-time secretary. It is believed, however, that approximately three 
additional accountants will be necessary if appropriate regulation is to 
be exercised by this Commission over the great number of utility com- 
panies subject to its jurisdiction. 



BUDGET 
FEES 



NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION 

BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEARS 

1949-50 AND 1950-51 

FISCAL YEARS 

1949-50 1950-51 
I Administration: 

Salaries-Commissioners $ 41,760 $ 41,760 

Salaries and Wages-Staff 77,032 78,133 

Total Administration 118,792 119,893 

II Supply, Service and Expense: 33,145 29,190 

III Bus Inspection: 

Salaries and Wages 81,776 65,450 

Other Expenses 80,930 37,700 

Total Bus Inspection 162,706 103,150 

IV Public Utilities, Bus & RR 
Freight Rate Investigations: 

Salaries and Wages 25,176 25,512 

Other Expenses 9,948 10,056 

Total Public Utilities, Bus & RR 

Freight Rate Investigations 35,124 35,568 

V Reserve 2,037 18,363 

VI Transfer to Attorney General 6,600 6,600 

VII Merit Salary Increments 1,779 

TOTAL REQUIREMENTS $358,404 $314,543 



FEES COLLECTED FROM JULY 1, 1949 TO JULY 1, 1950 
IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF CLERK 

General Fund $2,618.50 

Highway Fund 5,351.36 

Total $7,969.86 



CASES ON APPEAL 



LIST OF CASES HANDLED ON APPEAL 
TO SUPERIOR COURT 

Docket No. T-3 - Winslow Truckers, Inc. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor 
Express et al, protestants, to the Guilford County Superior Court. Judg- 
ment entered affirming Utilities Commission October 10, 1949. 

Docket No. T-7 - S. T. Jones; Docket No. T-7, Sub. 1 - S. T. Jones and 
S. R. Smith. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, 
to the Nash County Superior Court. 

Docket No. T-10 - Fred W. Lockridge, d/b/a Lockridge Transfer. Appeal 
by Fredrickson Motor Express, Protestant, to the Cleveland County 
Superior Court. Dismissed June 23, 1950. 

Docket No. T-22 - A. V. Dedmon, d/b/a A. V. Dedmon Trucking Com- 
pany. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to the 
Cleveland County Superior Court. Dismissed June 23, 1950. 

Docket No. T-23 - Clay Hyder, d/b/a Clay Hyder Truck Line. Appeal 
by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to the Henderson 
County Superior Court. Dismissed June 23, 1950. 

Docket No. T-31 - Dickson Transfer Company, Inc. Appeal by Fredrick- 
son Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to the Rowan County Superior 
Court. Dismissed March 31, 1950. 

Docket No. T-34 - M. P. Lipe, d/b/a Lipe Motor Lines, Inc. Appeal by 
Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Catawba County Su- 
perior Court. 

Docket No. T-41 - Wade L. Thompson, d/b/a Lenoir Transfer Company. 
Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, Protestant, to Caldwell County 
Superior Court. Dismissed June 28, 1950. 

Docket No. T-46 - J. W. Wilder and Mrs. F. G. Wilder, d/b/a Wilder 
Transfer Company. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Pro- 
testants, to the Guilford County Superior Court. Judgment entered 
October 10, 1949, affirming decision of the Utilities Commission. 

Docket No. T-52 - Harry B. Church, t/a Church Motor Lines. Appeal by 
Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Mecklenburg County 
Superior Court. Dismissed June 23, 1950. 

Docket No. T-56 - M. B. Koonce, d/b/a Carolina Storage and Distributing 
Company. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to 
Wake County Superior Court. 

Docket No. T-62 - T. Grover Howell, d/b/a Howell Transfer Company. 

Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Cleveland 
County Superior Court. Dismissed June 26, 1950. 

Docket No. T-62 - T. Grover Howell, d/b/a Howell Transfer Company. 
Appeal by applicant to Cleveland County Superior Court. 

Docket No. T-98 - Coy Flippin. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et 
al, Protestants, to Surry County Superior Court. Dismissed June 26, 
1950. 



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Docket No. T-102 - Acme Transportation, Inc. Appeal by Fredrickson 
Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Mecklenburg County Superior 
Court. Judgment entered affirming order of the Commission March 6, 
1950. 

Docket No. T-105 - J. K. Pinnell. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, 
et al, Protestants, to Warren County Superior Court. Dismissed June 
28, 1950. 

Docket No. T-106 - McLean Trucking Company, Inc. Appeal by Fredrick- 
son Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Forsyth County Superior Court. 
Dismissed June 28. 1950. 

Docket No. T-113 - D. L. Youngblood, d/b/a K & Y Motor Lines. Appeal 
by D. L. Youngblood, d/b/a Youngblood Truck Lines, Applicant, to Hen- 
derson County Superior Court. 

Docket No. T-141 - Hoffler and Boney Transfer Company. Appeal by 
Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Duplin County Super- 
ior Court. Dismissed June 28, 1950. 

Docket No. T-145 - P. T. Huffman, d/b/a P. T. Huffman Transfer. Appeal 
by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Guilford County 
Superior Court. Dismissed June 26, 1950. 

Docket No. T-146 - J. W. Jones, d/b/a Jones Transfer. Appeal by Fred- 
rickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Robeson County Superior 
Court. 

Docket No. T-153 - Steele H. Ratliff, d/b/a Ratliff and Ratliff. Appeal by 
Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Anson County Superior 
Court. Dismissed June 27, 1950. 

Docket No. T-155 - Joseph P. Smith, d/b/a J. P. Smith. Appeal by Fred- 
rickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Columbus County Super- 
ior Court. Dismissed June 28, 1950. 

Docket No. T-167 - W. T. Garrett, d/b/a Garrett Transfer Company. Ap- 
pear by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Forsyth 
County Superior Court. 

Docket No. T-168 - J. L. Gaskey, d/b/a Gaskey Transfer Company. Ap- 
peal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Rowan County 
Superior Court. Dismissed June 24, 1950. 

Docket No. T-181 - Winecoff Motor Lines, Inc. Appeal by Fredrickson 
Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Cabarrus County Superior Court. 
Dismissed June 28, 1950. 

Docket No. T-189 - O. J. Elkins, d/b/a O. J. Elkins Transfer. Appeal by 
Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Guilford County Su- 
perior Court. Dismissed June 23, 1950. 

Docket No. T-208 - Overnite Transportation Company. Appeal by Fred- 
rickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Wake County Superior 
Court. 

Docket No. T-210 - J. C. Townsend, d/b/a Berry and Decker Transfer. 
Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Burke 
County Superior Court. Dismissed June 26, 1950. 



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Docket No. T-216 - Ned McRae. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, 
et al, Protestants, to Scotland County Superior Court. Dismissed June 
23, 1950. 

Docket No. T-226 - Burton Lines, Inc. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Ex- 
press, et al, Protestants, to Rockingham County Superior Court. 

Docket No. T-228 - Colonial Motor Freight Lines, Inc. Appeal by Fred- 
rickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Guilford County Superior 
Court. Dismissed June 24, 1950. 

Docket No. T-235 - L. L. Hunsucker and J. L. Hunsucker, d/b/a L. L. 
Hunsucker and Son. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Pro- 
testants, to Catawba County Superior Court. Dismissed June 26, 1950. 

Docket No. T-241 - Wyatt Transfer and Storage Company. Appeal by 
Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Cabarrus County 
Superior Court. Dismissed June 27, 1950. 

Docket No. T-246 - J. C. Eaves, d/b/a Eaves Transfer Company. Appeal 
by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Mecklenburg County 
Superior Court. Judgment entered March 6, 1950, affirming order of 
the Commission. 

Docket No. T-296 - Jocie Motor Lines, Inc. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor 
Express, et al, Protestants, to Mecklenburg County Superior Court. 
Judgment entered March 6, 1950, affirming order of the Commission. 

Docket No. T-302 - R. D. Morgan, d/b/a Morgan Trucking Company. Ap- 
peal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Mecklenburg 
County Superior Court. Dismissed June 23, 1950. 

Docket No. T-302, Sub. 1 - R. D. Morgan, d/b/a Morgan Trucking Com- 
pany. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Meck- 
lenburg County Superior Court. Dismissed June 23, 1950. 

Docket No. T-312 - Mrs. Louise J. Sharpe, d/b/a S & S Trucking Com- 
pany. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to 
Guilford County Superior Court. Judgment entered October 10, 1949, 
affirming order of the Commission. 

Docket No. T-327 - J. R., V. E., J. E., D. P. and D. L. Ayscue, d/b/a 
Ayscue Truck Lines. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Pro- 
testants, to Franklin County Superior Court. 

Docket No. T-365 - Kilgo Transfer Company, Inc. Appeal by Fredrickson 
Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Mecklenburg County Superior 
Court. Judgment entered March 6, 1950, affirming order of the Commis- 
sion. 

Docket No. T-364 - Keith Motor Lines, Inc. Appeal by Fredrickson Motor 
Express, et al, Protestants, to Lee County Superior Court. Dismissed 
June 26, 1950. 

Docket No. T-364, Sub. 3 - Keith Motor Lines, Inc. Appeal by Fredrickson 
Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Lee County Superior Court. Dis- 
missed June 26, 1950. 

Docket No. T-367 - Floyd E. West, t/a Merchants Delivery Service. Appeal 
by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Wake County Su- 
perior Court. Judgment entered June 23, 1950, affirming order of the 
Commission. 



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Docket No. T-374 - J. V. and W. C. Perry, d/b/a Perry's Transfer. Ap- 
peal by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants to Wake County 
Superior Court. 

Docket No. T-392 - Twin States Express, Inc. Appeal by Fredrickson 
Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Mecklenburg County Superior 
Court. 

Docket No. T-668 - J. L. Read, d/b/a Read's Truck Line. Appeal by Fred- 
rickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants, to Warren County Superior 
Court. 

Docket No. T-536 - Ray Gregory, d/b/a Swain Motor Freight Lines. Ap- 
peal by Blue Ridge Trucking Company, Protestant, to Swain County 
Superior Court. 

Docket No. T-52 - Harry B. Church, d/b/a Church Motor Lines. Appeal 
by Piedmont Mountain Freight Lines, Protestant, to Mecklenburg County 
Superior Court. 

Docket No. R-1, Sub. 9 — Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. Appeal 
by applicant to Pitt County Superior Court. 

Docket No. 4327 - Carolina Power and Light Company. Appeal by Martel 
Mills, Protestant, to Wake County Superior Court. 

Docket No. B-109 - Union Coach Company. Appeal by Queen City Coach 
Company, Protestant, to Union County Superior Court. 

Docket No. B-38 - Gate City Transit Lines, Inc. Appeal by Queen City 
Coach Company, Protestant, to Guilford County Superior Court. 

APPEALS TO SUPREME COURT 

Docket No. T-3 - Winslow Truckers, Inc. Appeal from judgment of Guil- 
ford County Superior Court by Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Pro- 
testants. Judgment affirmed reported in 232 N. C. Reports, Page 174. 

Docket No. T-46 - J. W. Wilder, d/b/a J. W. Wilder Transfer Company. 
Appeal from judgment of Guilford County Superior Court by Fredrick- 
son Motor Express, et al, Protestants. Judgment affirmed reported in 
232 N. C. Reports, Page 179. 

Docket No. T-312 - Mrs. Louise J. Sharpe, d/b/a S & S Trucking Com- 
pany. Appeal from judgment of Guilford County Superior Court by 
Fredrickson Motor Express, et al, Protestants. Judgment affirmed re- 
ported in 232 N. C. Reports, Page 180. 

Docket No. 4072 - Seashore Transportation Company. Appeal from judg- 
ment of the Superior Court of Wake County affirming order of the N. C. 
Utilities Commission. Appeal by Atlantic Greyhound Corporation and 
Carolina Coach Company, Protestants. Judgment affirmed reported in 
229 N. C. Reports, Page 31.